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4 kinds match


Xylocopa micans  [popup] female
Xylocopa micans  [popup] male
Xylocopa virginica  [popup] female
Xylocopa virginica  [popup] male

REMAINING (number with state)
Female, head, area between antennae, ridge presence
 LACKING a raised ridge shaped as a fish dorsal fin, may possess an ever so slightly raised line or narrow V-shapped mark in the same area (1)
 WITH an obvious raised ridge shaped as a fish dorsal fin (1)
Female, thorax, scutum, color of hair
 Black (1)
 Yellow (1)
Male, middle leg, color of hair on tibiae and metatarsi
 Black with patches of PALE hair (1)
 Entirely BLACK (1)
Sex, number of antennal segments
 Female, 12 (2)
 Male, 13 (2)
State or province where bee was collected
 AL (4)
 DC (4)
 DE (4)
 FL (4)
 GA (4)
 KY (4)
 MD (4)
 MS (4)
 NC (4)
 SC (4)
 TN (4)
 VA (4)
 WI (4)
 WV (4)
 CT (2)
 IL (2)
 IN (2)
 MA (2)
 ME (2)
 MI (2)
 NH (2)
 NJ (2)
 NY (2)
 Ontario (2)
 PA (2)
 RI (2)
 VT (2)
 OH (1)