No Common Name Melitoma taurea (Say, 1837)
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Apidae   >   Genus Melitoma   

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According to Sam Droege of the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab: "Melitoma taurea is a bindweed/morning glory specialist. This species seems to find the invasive non-native bindweeds perfectly acceptable and thus you can find it nesting right in the middle of cities as well in natural areas. Notable for the length of its tongue which, even when folded up extends to the abdomen. Makes sense given where it finds its pollen and nectar."

There are 22 records in the project database.

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A male Melitoma taurea collected in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/15/2015). Photographed by Ashleigh Jacobs. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male Melitoma taurea collected in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/15/2015). Photographed by Ashleigh Jacobs. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male Melitoma taurea collected in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/15/2015). Photographed by Ashleigh Jacobs. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Melitoma taurea in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/30/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Melitoma taurea in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/30/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)


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