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Discover Life 9 kinds match:
Xylocopa californica  [popup] male
Xylocopa loripes  [popup] male
Xylocopa mexicanorum  [popup] male
Xylocopa micans  [popup] male
Xylocopa micheneri  [popup] male
Xylocopa strandi  [popup] male
Xylocopa tabaniformis  [popup] male
Xylocopa varipuncta  [popup] male
Xylocopa virginica  [popup] male

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REMAINING (number with state)
Abdomen, T7, rim, teeth or projections - Note that usually there is a great deal of hair along the rim and a you will need to view the rim from underneath or use a pin to probe for teeth
 No such teeth present (8)
 An obvious, projecting, acute, angular, tooth, located where the rim bends sharply towards the base on either side of the mid-line (1)
Abdomen, color - Note that determining the metallic reflections can be tricky without experience
 Black with purple metallic iridescence (7)
 Dark black to dark brown (5)
 Bright blue-green with metallic reflections (4)
 Yellow (2)
Head, antennae, scape color
 All black (5)
 With yellow stripe (5)
Head, eyes, inner margins
 CLEARLY converging towards the top of the head (5)
 PARALLEL or very nearly so (5)
Head, parocular area
 With at least some yellow present (8)
 All black (2)
Leg, last tarsal segment, hair
 With scattered hairs that are CLEARLY longer than the tarsal segment is wide at its widest point (7)
 With only short scattered hairs that are shorter than the greatest width of the tarsal segment. or completely absent (4)
Leg, middle, color of hair on tibia and basitarsus
 Entirely BLACK (5)
 All YELLOW or PALE hairs (4)
 Black with patches of PALE hair (4)
State or province where bee was collected
 TX (7)
 AZ (6)
 NM (4)
 CA (3)
 NV (3)
 UT (3)
 AL (2)
 DC (2)
 DE (2)
 FL (2)
 GA (2)
 KY (2)
 LA (2)
 MD (2)
 MS (2)
 NC (2)
 OR (2)
 SC (2)
 TN (2)
 VA (2)
 WI (2)
 WV (2)
 AR (1)
 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)
Subgenus
 Schonnherria (2)
 Stenoxylocopa (2)
 Xylocopoides (2)
 Neoxylocopa (1)
 Notoxylocopa (1)
Thorax, scutum, hair, color
 With at least some light colored hairs in the anterior half (9)
 All dark (4)
X. californica vs X. virginica
 X. californica - Clypeus black (1)
 X. virginica - Clypeus yellow (1)
X. mexicanorum vs X. varipuncta
 X. mexicanorum - Leg, hind femur, hair appearance, on the face of the part that folds against the tibia, patch of SHORT AND DENSE HAIRS - Hind femur, hair shape, on the face of the part that folds against the tibia, MIX of clearly MULTIPLE BANCHED and distinctly LONGER UNBRANCHED hairs - Hind tibia, projecting ROUND KNOB on apical end, on the face that folds against the femur, WIDE in comparison with X. varipuncta (1)
 X. varipuncta - Leg, hind femur, hair appearance, on the face of the part that folds against the tibia, LONG AND SCATTERED, with average hair length much greater than half the width of the femur - Hind tibia, projecting ROUND KNOB on apical end, on the face that folds against the femur, NARROW in comparison with X. mexicanorum (1)
X. micheneri vs X. strandi
 X. micheneri - Abdomen, T2-T7 hair color, ALL DARK on all sides - Head, eye spacing, margins of lateral ocelli CLOSER to EACH OTHER than to inner eye margins - Range, from Mexico into southern Arizona (1)
 X. strani - Abdomen, T2-T7 hair color, PALE YELLOW to yellowish white - Head, eye spacing, margins of lateral ocelli approximately as close to one another as to the inner eye margin - Range, from Mexico into Texas (1)