Abdomen, T2 and T3, position of apical hair bands | Abdomen, T2, pits across the middle of the DEPRESSED apical portion, posterior to hair band, if present - Check from all angles carefully as pits may be shallow and hard to see | Abdomen, T4, color of hair band bordering rim, - Sometimes the band may move back from the rim in the center - Be careful of worn specimens with hairs rubbed off | Head, vertex, color of hair - These hairs include those on the actual vertex and those that may be coming up from underneath the back of the head | State or province where bee was collected | Subgenus | Thorax, mesepisternum, color of hair | Thorax, scutum and scutellum, color of hair - Be sure to look at all angles as dark hair can look very light when viewed from the top rather than the side or rear

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

18AL    10CT    18DC    20DE    17FL    19GA    24IL    24IN    24KY    11MA    22MD    9ME    20MI    22MS    22NC    9NH    20NJ    16NY    6New Brunswick    3Newfoundland and Labrador    6Nova Scotia    20OH    16Ontario    19PA    3Prince Edward Island    5Quebec    10RI    22SC    14SD    19TN    22VA    9VT    21WI    20WV   

2. Head, vertex, color of hair - These hairs include those on the actual vertex and those that may be coming up from underneath the back of the head

7All dark    16All light    18With both light and dark hairs   

3. Thorax, scutum and scutellum, color of hair - Be sure to look at all angles as dark hair can look very light when viewed from the top rather than the side or rear    [Explain]

6All dark    10All light    8Light with a small spot of dark in the center of the scutum, scutellum may be light or may be dark in the center and outlined in light    19More than half of both plates covered in dark, edges likely outlined with light hairs, especially upper edge of scutum   

4. Thorax, mesepisternum, color of hair    [Explain]

3All dark    23All light    7Light on top, dark on bottom and on face that curves to the front    5Mixed light and dark   

5. Abdomen, T2, pits across the middle of the DEPRESSED apical portion, posterior to hair band, if present - Check from all angles carefully as pits may be shallow and hard to see    [Explain]

19Absent, completely or almost completely unpitted    6Hair band covering this area    20Present, often fine as pinpricks, each pit may have a hair in it   

6. Abdomen, T2 and T3, position of apical hair bands    [Explain]

5Lacking hair bands    24Set back from the rim, especially in the center    5Set on the rim   

7. Abdomen, T4, color of hair band bordering rim, - Sometimes the band may move back from the rim in the center - Be careful of worn specimens with hairs rubbed off

3Black with two large, lateral patches of white hair, widely interrupted medially    9Completely dark    21Completely light    5Dark and light colored hairs intermixed    3Lacking a hair band, with only few, scattered, dark hairs    13White with a spot of dark hairs medially   

8. Subgenus

3Apomelissodes    2Callimelissodes    18Eumelissodes    1Heliomelissodes    4Melissodes