Genus Xenoglossa Smith, one taxon

Subgenus Eoxenoglossa Hurd, one taxon

    These bees are dependent upon wild and cultivated Cucurbita for pollen and nectar. Similar to Peponapis (which is not known from Florida but could occur in the panhandle or northern peninsula), males spend much of the night and day inside flowers. Extremely important pollinators of pumpkins, squashes, and gourds.

Apidae: Xenoglossa strenua Cresson

County Records: Gadsden; probably in Alachua as its parasite, Doeringiella remigatus, has been collected there.

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Locations: Quincy, Fl

Dates: August 1

Plants: oligolectic on Cucurbita.

Notes: Parasitized by Doeringiella remigatus.

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