Female, abdomen, T1, shape of medial black mark that is partially surround by yellow, if present | Female, head, antenna, first segment or scape, color | Head, cheek or gena, pattern of light colored band running along the edge of the compound eye | Head, distance from lateral ocelli to back edge of head | Head, presence of continuous yellow ring around top of compound eye | Head, space between the bottom of the compound eye and the base of the mandible, size | Pale markings, color | State or province where specimen was collected | Thorax, scutum, presence of 2 large yellow or dark reddish stripes - Note that some species may have vague, short, thin lines of yellow on the scutum in this same area but these do not run down the length of the segment

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1. State or province where specimen was collected

12AK    6AL    5AR    11AZ    14Alberta    15British Columbia    13CA    13CO    14CT    12DC    12DE    5FL    12GA    2HI    12IA    11ID    10IL    11IN    3KS    12KY    4LA    14MA    13MD    15ME    14MI    14MN    6MO    4MS    13MT    14Manitoba    13NC    14ND    10NE    12NH    14NJ    11NM    11NV    14NY    13New Brunswick    10Newfoundland and Labrador    10Northwest Territories    14Nova Scotia    12OH    3OK    14OR    17Ontario    14PA    14Prince Edward Island    14Quebec    14RI    12SC    13SD    11Saskatchewan    13TN    5TX    12UT    13VA    15VT    13WA    14WI    13WV    12WY    11Yukon   

2. Head, space between the bottom of the compound eye and the base of the mandible, size

8Broad - Distance slightly less than one-third of the base of the mandible to much greater    15Narrow - Base of mandibles almost touching the bottom of the compound eye   



3. Female, head, antenna, first segment or scape, color

6Entirely black- May be brown in the rear or, in a few cases, may have a small dot of pale color, but occupying less than one-quarter the length of the segment    16Front with yellow or white   



4. Pale markings, color

5White or cream    17Yellow   



5. Head, cheek or gena, pattern of light colored band running along the edge of the compound eye    [Explain]

15Continuous    10Interrupted in the center, either completely or with only a small strip of yellow or white remaining along the edge of the eye, in other cases pale area only exists along the rear of the margin of the eye    7Lower edge notched in the center   




6. Thorax, scutum, presence of 2 large yellow or dark reddish stripes - Note that some species may have vague, short, thin lines of yellow on the scutum in this same area but these do not run down the length of the segment

18Absent    3Present   



7. Head, presence of continuous yellow ring around top of compound eye

21Absent    4Present   



8. Head, distance from lateral ocelli to back edge of head

2Large - 3 or more ocelli diameters - Very large species    19Small - Fewer than 3 ocelli diameters   



9. Female, abdomen, T1, shape of medial black mark that is partially surround by yellow, if present

19Absent - without an enclosed black mark within the center of the pale area, often with some sort of pale line along the apical rim of the segment    6Anchor-shaped    4Diamond-shaped