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    Melissodes: Brief Summary
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    Melissodes is a genus of long-horned bees in the family Apidae. There are at least 140 described species in Melissodes.

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    Apparently the gender of Melissodes has always been treated as feminine by bee specialists. However, Doug Yanega (in litt., May 2008) has suggested that the gender should be masculine under ICZN Art. 30.1.4.4. This matter needs further consideration!.
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    Melissodes spp. are small to medium sized bees, ranging from 7.5 to 18 mm long. They are robust with fuzzy yellow hairs and conspicuous hairy legs. The front part of the female's face is usually yellow. Like most bees in the tribe Eucerini, males have long antennae. Males are long-bodied, while females have short antennae and are round-bodied. These bees are restricted to the New World. Melissodes spp are generally solitary bees. Solitary bees usually build and live in individual nests rather than in a hive or with a colony of bees, while social or communal bees do live colonially in hives or bee communities.
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Comprehensive Description

    Melissodes
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    Melissodes is a genus of long-horned bees in the family Apidae. There are at least 140 described species in Melissodes.[1][2][3][4][5]

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    • Apparently the gender of Melissodes has always been treated as feminine by bee specialists. However, Doug Yanega (in litt., May 2008) has suggested that the gender should be masculine under ICZN Art. 30.1.4.4. This matter needs further consideration!.[1]

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    2. ^ "Browse Melissodes". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
    3. ^ "Melissodes". GBIF. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
    4. ^ "Melissodes Genus Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
    5. ^ "Melissodes Overview". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2018-04-05.

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Life Cycle

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    Most Melissodes spp. are solitary ground-nesters. However, there are some species that nest communally with several individuals using one burrow. Females line each brood cell with a wax-like material that she secretes. Each cell is provisioned with a nectar and pollen mixture and a single egg. Larvae hatch and turn into pupae. After a period of inactivity, adult bees emerge.
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