Lively Cuckoo Bee (suggested common name) Nomada fervida Smith (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae)
Typical young 'Fiesta' plants approximately 30 days after tubers were planted in the ground bed. Figure 3 from publication ENH1281/EP545: Caladium Cultivars ‘Cosmic Delight’, ‘Fiesta’ and ‘Hearts Desire’. Credit: Zhanao Deng, UF/IFAS.
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Williams, Jason L., Cameron Jack, and Jamie Ellis. 2017. “Lively Cuckoo Bee (suggested Common Name) Nomada Fervida Smith (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae): EENY691/IN1191, 12/2017”. EDIS 2017 (6). Gainesville, FL:6.


This EDIS publication is an alternate version of a page published first on the Featured Creatures website. The Featured Creatures collection provides in-depth profiles of insects, nematodes, arachnids and other organisms relevant to Florida. These profiles are intended for the use of interested laypersons with some knowledge of biology as well as academic audiences. This 6-page fact sheet that discusses the cuckoo bee was written by Jason L. Williams, Cameron Jack, and Jamie Ellis, and published by the UF Entomology and Nematology Department, December 2017.

EENY691/IN1191: Lively Cuckoo Bee (suggested common name) Nomada fervida Smith (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae) (
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