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Anthidium scudderi Cockerell 1906 (mason bee)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Megachilidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 179686

Full reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1906. Fossil Hymenoptera from Florissant, Colorado. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard College 50(2):33-58

Belongs to Anthidium according to F. E. Zeuner and F. J. Manning 1976

Sister taxa: Anthidium basalticum, Anthidium exhumatum, Anthidium mortuum

Type specimen: Mus. Comp. Zool. No. 2002, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant (MCZ Collection), which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body 15.0 x 5.0, forewing length 8.00