Pearly-banded bee Nomia strigata, from here.

Belongs within: Halictidae.

Nomia is a genus of bees whose species excavate nests in soil (Michener 1965). Many species have prominent, apical opalescent bands on the metasomal tergites.

Characters (from Michener 1965): First flagellar segment shorter than scape; proboscis with apices of galeae in repose not reaching posterior end of proboscidial fossa; mesepisternum with distinct pre-episternal groove extending but little below scrobal groove; stigma distinct, longer than broad; three submarginal cells present, second submarginal cell on posterior side shorter than first;, third submarginal cell at least three-fourths as long as first and more than twice as long as second; posterior tibial spurs present; hind tibia without corbicula.

<==Nomia Latreille 1804M65
    |--N. (Nomia)M65
    |    |--*N. (N.) curvipes (Fabricius 1781) [=Andrena curvipes]M65
    |    |--N. (N.) eburneiferaM65
    |    `--N. (N.) viridilimbataM65
    |--N. (Curvinomia Michener 1944) (see below for synonymy)M65
    |    |--N. (C.) tetrazona Cockerell 1910 [incl. N. californiensis Michener 1937, *Curvinomia californiensis]M65
    |    |--N. (C.) albofasciataM65
    |    |--N. (C.) borneanaM65
    |    |--N. (C.) chalybeata Smith 1875 [=*Paranomia chalybeata, *Paranomina chalybeata]M65
    |    |--N. (C.) elegansM65
    |    |--N. (C.) formosaM65
    |    |--N. (C.) fulvata (Fabricius 1804) [=Megilla fulvata, Amegilla fulvata]M65
    |    |--N. (C.) iridescens Smith 1853M65
    |    |--N. (C.) longitarsisM65
    |    |--N. (C.) lusoriaM65
    |    |--N. (C.) luteofasciata Friese 1917M65
    |    |--N. (C.) megasomaM65
    |    |--N. (C.) mimosaeM65
    |    |--N. (C.) opulenta Smith 1864M65
    |    |--N. (C.) penangensisM65
    |    |--N. (C.) quadridentata Smith 1875M65
    |    |--N. (C.) ridleyiM65
    |    |--N. (C.) subpurpureaM65
    |    |--N. (C.) tuberculifronsM65
    |    `--N. (C.) viridicinctaM65
    |--N. (Hoplonomia Ashmead 1904)M65
    |    |--N. (*H.) quadrifasciata (Ashmead 1904) [=*Hoplonomia quadrifasciata]M65
    |    |--N. (H.) amboinensis Cockerell 1907M65
    |    |--N. (H.) austrovagans Cockerell 1905M65 [=N. (H.) pulchribalteata var. austrovagansR35]
    |    |--N. (H.) callichloraM65
    |    |--N. (H.) cuneataM65
    |    |--N. (H.) darwinorum Cockerell 1910M65
    |    |--N. (H.) ellioti Smith 1875M65
    |    |--N. (H.) flavipennis Friese 1909M65
    |    |--N. (H.) froggatti Cockerell 1911M65
    |    |--N. (H.) incertaM65
    |    |--N. (H.) lyonsiae Cockerell 1912M65
    |    |--N. (H.) papuana Cockerell 1929M65
    |    |--N. (H.) parvulaM65
    |    |--N. (H.) pulchraM65
    |    |--N. (H.) pulchribalteata Cameron 1901M65
    |    |--N. (H.) punctulataM65
    |    |--N. (H.) rhododontaM65
    |    |--N. (H.) rubroviridis Cockerell 1905M65
    |    |--N. (H.) strigata (Fabricius 1793)M65 [=Andrena strigataM65, Halictus (Nomia) strigataG20]
    |    |--N. (H.) tridentataM65
    |    `--N. (H.) westwoodiM65
    |--N. (Paulynomia)H18
    |    |--N. (P.) aurantifer Cockerell 1910H18, M65 [=M. (Curvinomia) aurantiferM65]
    |    `--N. (P.) swainsoniae Cockerell 1921H18, M65 [=N. (Curvinomia) swainsoniaeM65]
    |--N. (Pseudapis Kirby 1900) [incl. Nomiapis Cockerell 1919]M65
    |    |--N. (*P.) anomala (Kirby 1900) [=*Pseudapis anomala]M65
    |    |--N. (P.) diversipes Latreille 1806 [=*Nomiapis diversipes]M65
    |    `--N. (P.) lepidota Cockerell 1905M65
    |--N. (Ptilonomia Michener 1965)M65
    |    `-N. (*P.) plumosa Michener 1965M65
    `--N. (Rhopalomelissa Alfken 1926)M65
         |--N. (*R.) xanthogastra (Alfken 1926) [=*Rhopalomelissa xanthogaster]M65
         |--N. (R.) abuensisM65
         |--N. (R.) andrenninaM65
         |--N. (R.) aureohirtaM65
         |--N. (R.) aurifronsM65
         |--N. (R.) basipictaM65
         |--N. (R.) basutorumM65
         |--N. (R.) bicarinataM65
         |--N. (R.) burmicaM65
         |--N. (R.) carinicollisM65
         |--N. (R.) ceratinaM65
         |--N. (R.) comberiM65
         |--N. (R.) elongataM65
         |--N. (R.) elongatulaM65
         |--N. (R.) faustaM65
         |--N. (R.) floralisM65
         |--N. (R.) fulvinervaM65
         |--N. (R.) kangraeM65
         |--N. (R.) lautulaM65
         |--N. (R.) levicaudaM65
         |--N. (R.) mediorufaM65
         |--N. (R.) minutula Friese 1909M65
         |--N. (R.) modesta Smith 1862 [incl. N. clavata Smith 1862 non Halictus clavatus Smith 1853]M65
         |--N. (R.) morataM65
         |--N. (R.) notabilisM65
         |--N. (R.) palavanicaM65
         |--N. (R.) patelliferaM65
         |--N. (R.) phenacuraM65
         |--N. (R.) pseudoceratina Cockerell 1910M65
         |--N. (R.) rubellaM65
         |--N. (R.) triangularis Cockerell 1905M65
         `--N. (R.) williamsi Cockerell 1930M65
Nomia incertae sedis:
  N. albocincta Lucas 1847E12
  N. caerulescens Friese 1909M65
  N. clavata (Smith 1853) [=Halictus clavatus]M65
  N. difformisR26
  N. femoralisMS01
  N. flavilabris Lucas 1847E12
  N. humeralisR26
  N. melanderiWP99
  N. nortoni Cresson 1868 [=Paranomia nortoni]C00
  N. perforata Lucas 1847E12
  ‘Halictus’ wroughtoni Cameron 1897B26

Nomia (Curvinomia Michener 1944) [incl. Paranomia Friese 1897 non Conrad 1860, Paranomina Michener 1944 non Hendel 1907]M65

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B26] Blüthgen, P. 1926. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der indo-malayischen Halictus– und Thrinchostoma-Arten. (Hym. Apidae. Halictini.). Zoologische Jahrbücher: Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 51: 375–698.

[C00] Cockerell, T. D. A. 1900. Observations on bees collected at Las Vegas, New Mexico, and in the adjacent mountains. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 7, 5: 401–416.

[E12] Evenhuis, N. L. 2012. Publication and dating of the Exploration Scientifique de l’Algérie: Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Articulés (1846–1849) by Pierre Hippolyte Lucas. Zootaxa 3448: 1–61.

[G20] Goldfuss, G. A. 1820. Handbuch der Naturgeschichte vol. 3. Handbuch der Zoologie pt 1. Johann Leonhard Schrag: Nürnberg.

[H18] Houston, T. 2018. A Guide to Native Bees of Australia. CSIRO Publishing.

[M65] Michener, C. D. 1965. A classification of the bees of the Australian and South Pacific regions. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 130: 1–362.

[MS01] Mocsáry, A., & V. Szépligeti. 1901. Hymenopterák [Hymenopteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol. 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 121–169. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

[R35] Rayment, T. 1935. A Cluster of Bees: Sixty essays on the life-histories of Australian bees, with specific descriptions of over 100 new species. Endeavour Press: Sydney.

[R26] Risso, A. 1826. Histoire naturelle des principales productions de l’Europe méridionale et particulièrement de celles des environs de Nice et des Alpes maritimes vol. 5. F.-G. Levrault: Paris.

[WP99] Walter, D. E., & H. C. Proctor. 1999. Mites: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour. CABI Publishing: Wallingford (UK).

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