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9 kinds match in US, VT


Colletes americanus  [popup] male
Colletes compactus  [popup] male
Colletes consors  [popup] male
Colletes impunctatus  [popup] male
Colletes inaequalis  [popup] male
Colletes kincaidii  [popup] male
Colletes productus  [popup] male
Colletes simulans  [popup] male
Colletes validus  [popup] male

REMAINING (number with state)
Abdomen, S2, length of hair on segment, NOT including the hair in the apical hair band, if present hair length best assessed from the side rather than straight on
 All hair roughly the same length, be it long or short (7)
 Hair in middle SHORT, hair on sides noticeably LONGER (7)
Abdomen, S2-S4, comparison of hair density between sternal and tergal hair bands
 Sternal hair bands EQUALLY as dense as tergal hair bands, or nearly so (7)
 Sternal hair bands LESS dense than tergal hair bands (5)
Abdomen, S2-S4, shape of the apical hair band to assess do not take hair length into account, instead, look at the shape of the portion of the rim covered by the hair band
 Widest in the MIDDLE (8)
 Of EQUAL width from side to side (4)
Abdomen, T1, pattern of pits in the center pattern on sides and rim may be different
 2. With distinct pits, of MODERATE DENSITY, interpit distances averaging 1 pit diameter or MORE and often, but not always, with a high degree of variability in pit density from lower towards base and greater along the rim (6)
 3. With distinct pits, DENSELY arranged, interpit distances averaging NO MORE than 1 pit diameter, pits may be touching, pit density in comparison may be relatively uniform throughout the segment (5)
 1. With SPARSE, EXCEPTIONALLY FINE, shallow pits, appearing as if essentially lacking pits (1)
Abdomen, T7, color of the majority of hairs at times those with white hairs may have the rim lined with dark hairs
 White to off-white (6)
 Dark brown to black (5)
C. consors vs. C. productus
 L. consors - Hind basitarsus relatively broad, 3-4 times as long as wide F2 about at long or only slightly longer than F1, about as long as wide Not known to specialize on a plant genus primarily a northern species (1)
 L. productus - Hind basitarsus relatively narrow, over 4 times as long as wide F2 almost 2 times as long as F1, clearly longer that wide Lyonia specialist primarily a southern species (1)
Flight season Month during which your specimen was collected
 7 - July (9)
 6 - June (8)
 8 - August (5)
 5 - May (4)
 9 - September (4)
 10 - October (3)
 11 - November (3)
 4 - April (3)
 3 - March (2)
Head, antennae, length of F1 vs F2
 F1 SHORTER than F2 (9)
 EQUAL in length, or very nearly so (1)
Head, color of hair below level of antennae
 White to very pale yellow (9)
 Bright YELLOW (2)
 Off-white with some DARK hairs intermixed, especially along inner margins of the eyes (2)
Head, malar space, shape
 Of even width from top to bottom (9)
 Space narrow at top and much wider at bottom (2)
Head, width of malar space, distance from end of eye to mid point of mandible base
 2. Greater than half but less than EQUAL the length of mandible base (6)
 1. Half or LESS the length of mandible base (4)
 3. 1X to 2X the length of mandible base (4)
 4. 2X the length of mandible base or greater (1)
Hind leg, basitarsus, relative width
 Narrow, 1/4 of length, or less (9)
 Medium width, about 1/3 of length (3)
Length of body, measured in mm
 9mm (9)
 10mm (8)
 8mm (7)
 11mm (5)
 12mm (4)
 7mm (3)
 13mm (2)
 6mm (1)
State or province where bee was collected
 CT (9)
 MA (9)
 ME (9)
 MI (9)
 NH (9)
 NY (9)
 Ontario (9)
 RI (9)
 VT (9)
 WI (9)
 IL (8)
 IN (8)
 MD (8)
 NJ (8)
 New Brunswick (8)
 Nova Scotia (8)
 OH (8)
 PA (8)
 AL (7)
 DC (7)
 DE (7)
 FL (7)
 GA (7)
 KY (7)
 MS (7)
 NC (7)
 Prince Edward Island (7)
 Quebec (7)
 SC (7)
 TN (7)
 VA (7)
 WV (7)
 Newfoundland and Labrador (2)
Thorax, METAPLEURA, color of the semitransparent, overhanging ridge - Answer only if you selected PRESENT on the previous question
 Amber colored, much lighter than the color of the rest of the metapleural plate (2)
 Dark brown, very nearly as dark as the rest of the metapleural plate (1)
Thorax, METAPLEURA, dorsal overhanging SEMI-TRANSPARANT lip or horizontal ridge located just BELOW the base of the hind wing - If hairy, probe carefully in this area with a pin tip, may be quite small and inconspicuous
 Lacking a semi-transparent dorsal ridge, the area colored the same throughout (8)
 Present, its rim usually the color of light amber, but can be dark brown (3)
Thorax, scutellum, color of hair
 All LIGHT, white to bright orange or yellow (6)
 MIXED light and dark, may be as much as 1/2 and 1/2 light and dark or mostly light with only scattered dark hairs (4)
 All or mostly DARK with the exception of the hairs around edges which are likely light (2)
Thorax, scutum, color of hair
 All LIGHT, white to bright orange or yellow (7)
 MIXED light and dark, may be mostly dark or mostly light with only scattered dark hairs (3)
Thorax, scutum, pattern of pits in area between tegulae
 Pits DENSE with an average interpit distance less than 1 pit diameter (8)
 Pits only moderately dense, average interpit distance between 1 and 2 pit diameters (2)