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Anthophorula micheneri Timberlake, 1948
Exomalopsis (Anthophorula) micheneri Timberlake, 1947; Exomalopsis (Anthophorisca) micheneri Timberlake, 1947

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Subgenus: Anthophorisca

Anthophorula micheneri, m, virginia, westmoreland, back ---.. ZS PMax
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Anthophorula micheneri, m, virginia, westmoreland, back ---.. ZS PMax

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Anthophorula micheneri, m, virginia, westmoreland, face ---.. ZS PMax
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Anthophorula micheneri, m, virginia, westmoreland, face ---.. ZS PMax
Anthophorula micheneri, m, virginia, westmoreland, genitalia ---.. ZS PMax
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Anthophorula micheneri, m, virginia, westmoreland, genitalia ---.. ZS PMax

Anthophorula micheneri, m, virginia, westmoreland, side ---.. ZS PMax
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Anthophorula micheneri, m, virginia, westmoreland, side ---.. ZS PMax
Anthophorula micheneri, m, virginia, westmoreland, back ---.. ZS PMax
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Anthophorula micheneri, m, virginia, westmoreland, back ---.. ZS PMax

Anthophorula micheneri, m, virginia, westmoreland, face ---.. ZS PMax
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Anthophorula micheneri, m, virginia, westmoreland, face ---.. ZS PMax
Anthophorula micheneri, m, virginia, westmoreland, genitalia ---.. ZS PMax
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Anthophorula micheneri, m, virginia, westmoreland, genitalia ---.. ZS PMax

Anthophorula micheneri, m, virginia, westmoreland, side ---.. ZS PMax
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Anthophorula micheneri, m, virginia, westmoreland, side ---.. ZS PMax
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Reprinted with permission from: Mitchell, T.B. 1962 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 152.


Fomerly named Exomalopsis Micheneri
FEMALE—Length 6.5 mm., breadth of abdomen 2.5 mm.; black, the antennae and mandibles becoming somewhat more brownish-testaceous apically, the apical tarsal segments brownish-testaceous, spurs pale yellow; tegulae yellowish-hyaline; wings subhyaline, veins testaceous to brownish; cheeks considerably narrower than eyes; clypeus slightly protuberant, its median length not much more than one-third the distance between eyes below (fig. 69); eyes very slightly convergent below; mandibles simple; labrum quite broadly rounded apically, its median length about half the basal width; basal segment of flagellum subequal to the robust pedicel, about equal to 2 and 3 combined, median segments about as broad as long; lateral ocelli slightly nearer eyes than to each other; basitibial plate rounded and quite short, somewhat broader than long; surface in general smooth and shining, punctures very minute and sparse over entire head, those on scutum quite deep, distinct and rather close anteriorly, becoming minute posteriorly, the scutellum, propodeum and pleura with very minute and quite sparse punctures; abdominal terga shining, the punctures very minute, somewhat more distinct and rather widely separated on basal tergum basally, very minute on the following terga, becoming somewhat more distinct and densely crowded on the more apical terga; pygidium subtriangular, apex rather narrowly rounded; pubescence quite short but rather copious over head and thorax, entirely pale, quite dense across face just above antennae, copious on pleura above, on scutellum, and to some degree on scutum where it is considerably shorter, tinged with yellow on dorsum of thorax, more whitish laterally and below, entirely pale on legs, the hind tibial scopa whitish, hairs quite densely plumose; pubescence of abdominal terga largely pale, rather copious and erect but short on basal abdominal tergum anteriorly, very short and inconspicuous on the discs medially, apical impressed areas of terga 3 and 4 completely whitish tomentose and that on tergum 2 whitish tomentose at extreme sides but broadly bare or sparsely pubescence medially, the discal pubescence very thin and somewhat dark; tergum 5 with somewhat yellowish pubescence, with some more elongate whitish hairs laterally, not definitely fasciate; and tergum 6 brownish pubescent on each side of pygidium.


MALE—Length 5 mm.; black, the labrum and triangular apical maculation of clypeus cream-color; flagellum testaceous beneath, piceous above, median segments with length and breadth about equal, segment 2 very short, segment 1 about twice as long as segment 2; cheeks narrower than eyes; surface of head smooth and shining, finely and sparsely punctate; thorax shining, minutely and sparsely punctate; tegulae yellowish-hyaline; wings hyaline, veins and stigma testaceous; thoracic pubescence thin but erect, entirely whitish, rather long on scutellum, that on head entirely pale, rather long and erect on vertex and above antennae, shorter on cheeks and below antennae, quite dense on clypeus, but surface not obscured; abdominal terga shining, finely and regularly punctate, interspaces much greater than diameter of punctures on the more basal segments, becoming more close and deep on basal part of the more apical segments; basal segments of legs black, the tarsi becoming yellowish apically, pubescence entirely pale; spurs pale yellowish.


DISTRIBUTION—Mississippi, in October.
FLOWER RECORD—Gerardia.

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