Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Physical Description

Type Information

Lectotype for Melissodes agilis Cresson, 1878
Catalog Number: USNM
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology
Sex/Stage: Male;
Preparation: Pinned
Locality: Tex., Texas, United States
  • Lectotype: 1878. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 204.
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Ecology

Associations

Flowering Plants Visited by Melissodes agilis in Illinois

Meliisodes agilis Cresson: Anthophoridae (Eucerini), Hymenoptera
(observations are from Robertson, Mitchell, Petersen, Graenicher, and Reed; this insect is an oligolege of Helianthus spp.)

Apiaceae: Sium suave sn (Rb); Asclepiadaceae: Asclepias syriaca [plpr sn] (Rb), Asclepias tuberosa [plup sn] (Pt); Asteraceae: Aster novae-angliae sn cp (Rb), Aster salicifolius sn (Rb), Bidens aristosa sn fq (Rb), Bidens cernua sn (Rb), Cirsium altissimum sn (Rb), Cirsium discolor sn (Rb, Re), Cirsium vulgare sn (Rb), Coreopsis palmata sn (Rb), Coreopsis tripteris sn (Rb), Eupatoriadelphus purpureus sn (Rb), Euthamia graminifolia (Gr), Helenium autumnale sn (Rb, Gr), Helianthus annuus sn cp fq olg (Rb), Helianthus divaricatus sn cp olg (Rb), Helianthus grosseserratus sn cp olg fq (Rb), Helianthus mollis sn cp olg (Rb), Helianthus pauciflorus sn cp olg (Rb, Re), Helianthus strumosus cp olg (Gr), Helianthus tuberosus sn cp fq olg (Rb, Re), Heliopsis helianthoides (Mch), Liatris pycnostachya sn fq (Rb), Liatris spicata (Gr), Ratibida pinnata sn fq (Rb, Gr), Rudbeckia hirta (Gr), Rudbeckia laciniata (Gr), Rudbeckia triloba sn fq (Rb), Silphium integrifolium sn fq (Rb), Silphium laciniatum sn fq (Rb), Silphium perfoliatum sn fq (Rb), Silphium terebinthinaceum (Pt), Vernonia fasciculata sn (Rb); Capparaceae: Cleome serrulata (Mch); Fabaceae: Dalea purpurea sn (Rb, Re); Lamiaceae: Blephilia hirsuta sn (Rb), Monarda fistulosa sn (Rb), Pycnanthemum pilosum sn (Rb), Pycnanthemum tenuifolium sn (Rb), Teucrium canadense sn (Rb); Malvaceae: Abutilon theophrastii sn (Rb); Mimosaceae: Schrankia nuttallii (Mch); Scrophulariaceae: Physostegia virginiana (Mch); Verbenaceae: Verbena hastata sn (Rb), Verbena stricta sn fq (Rb, Re)

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Melissodes agilis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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