Rufous-backed Cellophane Bee Colletes thoracicus Smith, 1853  

Description:

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

There are 41 records in the project database.

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A Colletes thoracicus in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/5/2018). Determined by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Judy Gallagher. (MBP list)

A queen and drone Colletes thoracicus in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/8/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Rufous-backed Cellophane Bee in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/18/2019). (c) Matt Muir, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA). Photo by Matt Muir via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Rufous-backed Cellophane Bee in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/2/2020). (c) Lauren, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Lauren via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Colletes thoracicus in Howard Co., Maryland (5/20/2016). Photo by Kurt Schwarz. (MBP list)

Rufous-backed Cellophane Bee in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/10/2020). (c) Carrie Seltzer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Carrie Seltzer via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Colletes thoracicus in Howard Co., Maryland (5/20/2016). Photo by Kurt Schwarz. (MBP list)

A male Colletes thoracicus in Shenandoah Co., Virginia (5/16/2018). Collected by Jessica Rykken. Image processed by Greta Forbes. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Rufous-backed Cellophane Bee in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/10/2020). (c) Carrie Seltzer, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Carrie Seltzer via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A male Colletes thoracicus in Shanandoah Co., Virginia (5/16/2018). Image processed by Greta Forbes. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Colletes thoracicus in Shenandoah Co., Virginia (5/16/2018). Image processed by Greta Forbes. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male Colletes thoracicus in Shenandoah Co., Virginia (5/16/2018). Image processed by Greta Forbes. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)


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