No Common Name Calliopsis andreniformis Smith, 1853  Synonyms: Calliopsis flavipes, Calliopsis lepidus.

Status:

Common eastern bee associated with hard compacted soils such as lawns, playing fields, and dirt piles (S. Droege, pers. comm.).

Description:

Nests are categorized as existing cavities, and social behavior is categorized as solitary to communal (Selfridge et al., 2017).

Relationships:

The cuckoo wasp Holcopasites calliopsidis specializes in kleptoparasitism of this species.

There are 41 records in the project database.

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A female Calliopsis andreniformis collected in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/24/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Calliopsis andreniformis collected in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/24/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Calliopsis andreniformis collected in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/24/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male Calliopsis andreniformis in Baltimore City, Maryland (10/16/2018). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male Calliopsis andreniformis in Baltimore City, Maryland (10/16/2018). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male Calliopsis andreniformis in Baltimore City, Maryland (10/16/2018). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Calliopsis andreniformis in Baltimore City, Maryland (5/29/2015). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A male Calliopsis andreniformis in Baltimore City, Maryland (8/4/2014). Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)


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