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Colletes validus Cresson, 1868
Colletes valida_sic Cresson, 1868

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Colletes validus, female AMNH BEE00085938-2
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Colletes validus FEM mm .x f
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Colletes validus FEM mm .x f

Colletes validus MALE mm x ZS PMax
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Colletes validus MALE mm x ZS PMax
Colletes validus, female AMNH BEE00085938-1
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Colletes validus, female AMNH BEE00085938-1

Colletes validus, female AMNH BEE00085938-3
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Colletes validus, female AMNH BEE00085938-3
Colletes validus, male AMNH BEE00085936-1
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Colletes validus, male AMNH BEE00085936-1

Colletes validus, male AMNH BEE00085936-3
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Colletes validus, male AMNH BEE00085936-3
Colletes validus, male AMNH BEE00085936-2
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Colletes validus, male AMNH BEE00085936-2

Colletes validus, Ted Kropiewnicki A
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Colletes validus, Ted Kropiewnicki A
Colletes validus, Ted Kropiewnicki B
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Colletes validus, Ted Kropiewnicki B

Colletes validus, female, back ---.
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Colletes validus, female, back ---.
Colletes validus, female, back ---.
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Colletes validus, female, back ---.

Colletes validus, female, face ---.
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Colletes validus, female, face ---.
Colletes validus, female, side ---.
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Colletes validus, female, side ---.
Overview
Reprinted with permission from: Mitchell, T.B. 1960 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 141.

FEMALE—Length 13-14 mm.; length of face considerably exceeding its greatest breadth; eyes subparallel; malar space half as long as eye; facial foveae poorly developed, narrow, obscure; antennae dark, median segments slightly longer than broad; clypeus elongate, shining, punctures rather fine, well separated, somewhat striate; supraclypeal area dull, rather closely punctate; pubescence greyish-white, intermixed with fuscous on dorsum of head and thorax and along inner orbits; pronotum not spinose laterally; metapleural protuberance low, not carinate; tegulae dark; wings subhyaline to faintly brownish, veins and stigma dark ferruginous; scutum closely and deeply punctate throughout, punctures only slightly separated in center posteriorly, rather coarse; scutellum punctured about as scutum, somewhat more sparsely and finely punctate anteriorly; pleura dull, punctures rather coarse but shallow and contiguous; dorsal area of propodeum with close, parallel striae; coxal spines lacking; tarsi dark, hind basitarsi about four times longer than broad, spurs ferruginous; abdominal terga shining, closely punctate, rather finely so on the more basal segments but these becoming minute on the more apical segments; apical margins of the terga but very slightly depressed, reddish-hyaline beneath the dense, entire, white, apical fasciae; discs of terga with short erect, fuscous hairs, these longer on the more apical segments.

MALE—Length 10-12 mm.; length of face considerably exceeding its greatest breadth; eyes subparallel; malar space half as long as eye; antennae dark, median segments nearly twice as long as broad; clypeus closely and finely punctate over upper half, punctures becoming sparse toward apical margin, surface shining, quite densely pubescent above; pubescence greyish-white, intermixed with fuscous on dorsum of head and thorax and along inner orbits; pronotum not spinose laterally; metapleural protuberance low, not carinate; tegulae dark; wings subhyaline to faintly brownish, veins and stigma dark ferruginous; scutum closely, deeply and quite coarsely punctate, interspaces shining; scutellum also closely and coarsely punctate except along anterior margin; pleura dull, with close shallow punctures, covered with long dense pubescence; dorsal area of propodeum with close, parallel striae; tarsi dark, basitarsi slender, parallel-sided, spurs yellowish-ferruginous; abdominal terga closely and deeply punctate, moderately fine at base, but becoming minute toward apical segments, apical margin of terga hardly at all depressed, somewhat reddened beneath the entire, white, apical fasciae; discs of terga with short, erect, fuscous hairs, these longer on the more apical segments.

DISTRIBUTION—Georgia and North Carolina, north to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, the New England states and New Brunswick; March to July.

FLOWER RECORDS—Prunus, Vaccinium and V. corymbosum. According to Swenk (see Stephen, 1954) it visits Chamaedaphne, Leucothoe and Ribes.

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Ericaceae  Vaccinium @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Rosaceae  Amelanchier @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Prunus @ AMNH_BEE (4)

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