Female, Abdomen ,T2, Color, yellow, white, blue, or red markings contrasing with a dark background color - NOT color of hair | Female, Abdomen, Latidudinal bands of hair in a contrasting color to the integument or other hair present, on an individual segment, can go completely across the abdomen or only partially, can be many or few | Female, Head, Clypeus, Color, Presence of yellow, white, or red surface markings | Female, Head, Lateral Ocelli, Distance between ocelli versus distance to edge of head - Measured from edge of ocelli | Female, Thorax, Scutum, Density of Hair | Female, Thorax, axilla, shape | Female, Thorax, primary color - Note this is the base color, not the hair color, there can be various other markings in addition | Female, leg, pollen carrying hairs, location - Note, lots of variability in density and type of pollen carrying hairs, can be tricky to determine, see explain for details | Genus | Head, Clypeus, Dimensions | Leg, arolium - A pad-like structure that rests between the two claws | Male, Head, Antenna, Length of flagellar segment 1 compared to 2 - Note, measure on the segments longest side | Male, Head, Antenna, Length of flagellar segment 2 compared to 3 - Note, measure on the segments longest side | Male, Head, Clypeus, Color, Presence of yellow, white, or red surface markings | Male, Thorax ,Scutum, Color, Yellow, White, or Red Markings | Male, Thorax, Scutum, Color of hair | Male, Thorax, primary color - Note this is the base color, not the hair color, there can be various other markings in addition | Size, In comparison to a Honeybee | Species guide status - This guide is only partially completed. A number of species and or genders of individual species have yet to be seen and therefore have yet to be scored. So to use this guide we recomomend that you click on the appropriate gender category to eliminate the unscored species. Just be aware that the species you are identifying may be one of the species we have yet to score | Subfamily | Wing, Marginal Cell, Tip or farthest point of cell, Location | Wing, submarginal cell number

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1. Species guide status - This guide is only partially completed. A number of species and or genders of individual species have yet to be seen and therefore have yet to be scored. So to use this guide we recomomend that you click on the appropriate gender category to eliminate the unscored species. Just be aware that the species you are identifying may be one of the species we have yet to score


2. Genus


3. Subfamily


4. Wing, submarginal cell number


5. Wing, Marginal Cell, Tip or farthest point of cell, Location


6. Size, In comparison to a Honeybee


7. Leg, arolium - A pad-like structure that rests between the two claws


8. Head, Clypeus, Dimensions


9. Female, leg, pollen carrying hairs, location - Note, lots of variability in density and type of pollen carrying hairs, can be tricky to determine, see explain for details


10. Female, Thorax, primary color - Note this is the base color, not the hair color, there can be various other markings in addition


11. Female, Abdomen, Latidudinal bands of hair in a contrasting color to the integument or other hair present, on an individual segment, can go completely across the abdomen or only partially, can be many or few


12. Female, Head, Clypeus, Color, Presence of yellow, white, or red surface markings


13. Female, Head, Lateral Ocelli, Distance between ocelli versus distance to edge of head - Measured from edge of ocelli


14. Female, Thorax, Scutum, Density of Hair


15. Female, Abdomen ,T2, Color, yellow, white, blue, or red markings contrasing with a dark background color - NOT color of hair


16. Female, Thorax, axilla, shape


17. Male, Thorax, primary color - Note this is the base color, not the hair color, there can be various other markings in addition


18. Male, Head, Clypeus, Color, Presence of yellow, white, or red surface markings


19. Male, Head, Antenna, Length of flagellar segment 1 compared to 2 - Note, measure on the segments longest side


20. Male, Head, Antenna, Length of flagellar segment 2 compared to 3 - Note, measure on the segments longest side


21. Male, Thorax ,Scutum, Color, Yellow, White, or Red Markings


22. Male, Thorax, Scutum, Color of hair