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9 kinds match


Xylocopa californica  [popup] female
Xylocopa arizonensis...
Xylocopa loripes  [popup] female
Xylocopa formosa
Xylocopa mexicanorum  [popup] female
Xylocopa micans  [popup] female
Xylocopa vidua...
Xylocopa micheneri  [popup] female
Xylocopa strandi  [popup] female
Xylocopa tabaniformis  [popup] female
Xylocopa orpifex...
Xylocopa varipuncta  [popup] female
Xylocopa virginica  [popup] female
Apis Virginica...

REMAINING (number with state)
Abdomen, S1, center of rim - Note that in most specimens this is not visible due to the position of the legs and abdomen
 Emarginate, with at least a shallow concave notch (7)
 Straight across, without even a shall concave notch in the center (2)
Abdomen, T5-T6 lateral hairs
 WITHOUT white hairs laterally (8)
 WITH white hairs laterally (3)
Abdomen, T6, pattern of small spines on surface - Note that this segment is often retracted and not observable - See Explain for details about how this is different from other bees structure
 2 spines, parallel to and just to either side of the sting-like pygidial plate - Can be hard to see in some hairy specimens (7)
 2 LINES of spines, termed prepygidial denticles, running from the base of the spine-like pygidial plate up towards the base of T6, these lines form a 90 degree angle to one another and extend almost to the base of T6 - If T6 is retracted then these 2 rows are NOT visible (2)
Abdomen, color
 Black or dark brown, if metallic only faintly (7)
 Dark, but with metallic blue, purple, or green overtones (5)
Abdomen, sternum
 Center of S2-S6, NO keel present, but there may be a central unpitted longitudinal line running in the same place - The central rims of S3-S4 NO keel and NO small triangular projection (5)
 Center of S2-S6 with a longitudinal, subtle, very SLIGHT KEEL, running down the center of all the segments - The rims of S3-S4 with a tiny TRIANGULAR PROJECTION where the keel crosses (4)
Body, size
 Large, more than 20 mm (7)
 Small, less than 20 mm (4)
Experienced Users - Head, clypeus - Difficult to see and describe character
 Clypeus separated from the parocular areas by a raised unpitted ridge (5)
 Clypeus and parocular areas not separated by a ridge (3)
Head, distance between the edge of the median ocellus and the APEX of the ridge, spine, or flange that projects above the surface between the antennae, given in terms of ocelli diameters
 1-2 (4)
 Greater than 2 (4)
 Less than 1 (4)
Head, mandibles, measured at the base of the teeth
 Width of outer tooth wider than or equal to the width of the remaining 1-2 teeth (8)
 Width of outer tooth narrower than the width of the remaining 1-2 inner teeth (3)
Head, region between the antennae
 No pit present at all (8)
 A deep obvious pit present about the size of an antennae socket, but less than the size of an ocelli, (1)
State or province where bee was collected
 TX (7)
 AZ (6)
 CO (4)
 NM (4)
 CA (3)
 NV (3)
 UT (3)
 AL (2)
 AR (2)
 DC (2)
 DE (2)
 FL (2)
 GA (2)
 KY (2)
 LA (2)
 MD (2)
 MS (2)
 NC (2)
 OH (2)
 OR (2)
 SC (2)
 TN (2)
 VA (2)
 WA (2)
 WV (2)
 CT (1)
 IL (1)
 IN (1)
 KS (1)
 MA (1)
 ME (1)
 MI (1)
 MO (1)
 NE (1)
 NH (1)
 NJ (1)
 NY (1)
 OK (1)
 Ontario (1)
 PA (1)
 RI (1)
 VT (1)
 WI (1)
 Neoxylocopa (2)
 Schonnherria (2)
 Stenoxylocopa (2)
 Xylocopoides (2)
 Notoxylocopa (1)
Thorax, propodeum, propodeal triangle
 Present, but only as a faint shallow triangle, demarcated only by a set of thin lines (7)
 Absent (3)
Thorax, scutum, color of dorsal hairs
 Black (8)
 Yellow (1)
X. mexicanorum vs. X. varipuncta
 X. mexicanorum - Wings, color, VERY DARK - Wing surfaces, with STRONG REFLECTIONS of blue and purple - Overall wing color DARKER in comparison with X. varipuncta (1)
 X. varipuncta - Wings, color, BRONZY except apically - Wing surfaces, only with SLIGHT bluish REFLECTIONS - Overall wing color LIGHTER in comparison with X. mexicanorum (1)
X. micheneri vs. X. strandi
 X. micheneri - Head, mandible appearance, almost TRIDENTATE, the inner tooth has a slight indentation in the middle of the tip, giving that tooth the appearance of having TWO LOBES - Range, from Mexico into southern Arizona (1)
 X. strandi - Head, mandible, BIDENTATE, the inner tooth composed of only 1 LOBE without any indication of an indentation in the center of the tip - Range, from Mexico into Texas (1)