Abdomen, T6, center of segment covered in short, dense, appressed, light colored hair | Abdomen, T6, outline of prominent parallel median ridge | Abdomen, upper side, hair color and presence or absence of hair bands | Head, distance between lateral ocelli vs distance from lateral ocelli to the back edge of the head | Head, inner cheek, area adjacent to the hypostomal cavity, hair pattern | Legs, front basitarsi, shape | Legs, front coxae, spine | Legs, front tarsi, color | State or province where bee was collected | Subgenus

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1. State or province where bee was collected    [Explain]

36AL    21CT    31DC    31DE    38FL    36GA    32IL    31IN    29KY    20MA    31MD    18ME    24MI    36MS    37NC    18NH    32NJ    23NY    14New Brunswick    6Newfoundland and Labrador    13Nova Scotia    31OH    21Ontario    32PA    12Prince Edward Island    19Quebec    20RI    37SC    4SD    29TN    32VA    17VT    24WI    32WV   

2. Abdomen, T6, center of segment covered in short, dense, appressed, light colored hair    [Explain]

32No    14Yes   

3. Abdomen, upper side, hair color and presence or absence of hair bands    [Explain]

371. Most commonly occurring state - Majority of hair on tergites LIGHT - T2-T5 WITH latitudinal bands of dense hair along the apical rim or base of the segments, these bands may or may not go completely across the segment - There may or may not be some dark bristles laterally on the tergites    52. T1 or T1 and T2 with extensive, uniform LIGHT hairs - T3-T6 with upper surface covered with dark hair or dark and light hair intermixed - NO distinct hair bands    13. T1-T2 with DENSE, SHORT, yellowish ORANGE hair - T3-T5 WITH latitudinal light colored bands of hair along the rim -T6 with long, dark, sparse bristles    14. All hair LIGHT, NO distinct hair bands    25. All hair DARK, NO distinct hair bands   

4. Head, inner cheek, area adjacent to the hypostomal cavity, hair pattern    [Explain]

321. Thickness of hair growth gradually increasing from middle to inner cheek, or uniform throughout    142. Hair dramatically and abruptly thickened, WITH a distinct, though often very narrow, HAIRLESS FURROW leading from the hypostomal carina to the eye - note that there will be thick patches of hair to either side of the furrow    153. Hair dramatically and abruptly thickened in comparison to hair growth on middle cheek, LACKING a hairless furrow   




5. Legs, front coxae, spine    [Explain]

8Reduced to low bump-like tubercles, not elongated    37Well developed, at least somewhat elongated   



6. Legs, front basitarsi, shape    [Explain]

271. Unmodified, NOT dilated    112. Slightly dilated to roughly EQUAL the width of the tibia    153. Dilated to EXCEED the width of the tibia   




7. Legs, front tarsi, color

19Pale yellow    27Reddish brown   



8. Abdomen, T6, outline of prominent parallel median ridge    [Explain]

35Distinctly notched or dipped in center    12Highly irregular and jagged    13More or less rounded   




9. Head, distance between lateral ocelli vs distance from lateral ocelli to the back edge of the head    [Explain]

4Distance between lateral ocelli GREATER    42Distance between lateral ocelli LESS    13Equidistant   




10. Subgenus

1Acentron    2Argyropile    1Callomegachile    4Chelostomoides    3Eutricharaea    1Leptorachis    4Litomegachile    5Megachile    7Megachiloides    2Melanosarus    1Pseudocentron    2Pseudomegachile    4Sayapis    8Xanthosarus