Cuckoo Bees of Goodwell and Texhoma,
Texas County, Oklahoma
Kurt Schaefer


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Apidae

Subfamily Nomadinae - Cuckoo Bees

Cuckoo bees appear wasp-like and are kleptoparasitic on other bees, laying their eggs in other bees' nest where the larva consume the food at host larva's expense.



Nomada - Male



Nomada



Nomada- Female



Nomada probbaly texana - Female
9 mm



Nomada - Female
ca 24 mm



Nomada - Female



Nomada - Male



Nomada - Male



Nomada - Female



Nomada - Female



Nomada- Male



Nomada - Female



Melecta



Ericrocis lata



Epeolus bifasciatus - Female



Epeolus - Female



Tribe Epeolini - Male



probably Triepeolus remigatus - Female



probably Triepeolus remigatus - Male?



Triepeolus - Female



probably Triepeolus concavus - Female



Triepeolus - Female



Triepeolus - Male


Subfamily Apinae - Honey, Bumble, and Digger Bees


This project could not have been completed without the aid of the Hymenoptera experts: Drs. John Ascher, Richard Vernier, and Mr. Eric R. Eaton, of BugGuide.net for their identifications.


Subfamily Nomadinae - Cuckoo Bees in BugGuide.net

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