Centris lanosa Cresson, 1872
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Subgenus: Paracentris

Centris lanosa F
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Centris lanosa F

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Centris lanosa F
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Centris lanosa F

Centris lanosa F
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Centris lanosa F

Centris lanosa, F, Back, FL, Torreya ---.. ZS PMax
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Centris lanosa, F, Face, FL, Torreya ---.. ZS PMax
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Centris lanosa, F, Side, FL, Torreya ---.. ZS PMax
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Reprinted with permission from: Mitchell, T.B. 1962 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 152.


FEMALE—Length 11 mm., breadth of abdomen 5 mm.; largely black, mandibles with a limited testaceous area apically, legs somewhat more piceous beneath, the mid and hind spurs brownish-testaceous, tegulae yellow; wings whitish-hyaline, veins piceous to black; cheeks slightly narrower than eyes; clypeus very slightly protuberant, its median length somewhat greater than half the distance between eyes; eyes subparallel (fig. 96); median length of labrum somewhat more than half the basal width, apical margin rather evenly rounded; mandibles distinctly quadridentate; basal segment of flagellum equal to segments 2-4 combined; front basitarsi only slightly longer than the maximum width; mid basitarsi quite broad and fiat, width slightly more than half the length; clypeus shining, punctures deep and distinct, slightly separated, median line impunctate; punctures of lab- rum fine and very close throughout, becoming somewhat coarser apically; face very finely and quite closely punctate, becoming sparsely so between eyes and lateral ocelli where surface is polished, vertex with minute, rather close punctures; cheeks shining beneath the pubescence, with very minute and rather close punctures barely evident; surface of scutum and scutellum shining beneath dense pubescence, punctures minute and only slightly separated but quite uniform; pleura somewhat more deeply but still very finely punctate, the punctures well separated but hardly sparse; propodeum shining posteriorly, punctures minute and obscure, lateral faces shining, punctures minute but quite close; abdominal terga 1 and 2 with minute, quite close, evenly distributed punctures throughout; punctures of terga 3-5 becoming more distinct, deep and somewhat more widely separated, but still quite close; pygidium narrow and elongate, narrowly rounded at apex; pubescence of head rather copious but not very long, quite dense and whitish on cheeks, becoming more yellowish on face around antennae and across vertex where it is quite dense and elongate; dorsum of thorax, propodeum and upper portion of pleura densely, short, ochraceous pubescent, largely hiding surface; pleura laterally and below, and legs, fuscous to blackish pubescent, the hind tibial scopa black; basal abdominal tergum with some rather short, pale pubescence anteriorly, terga otherwise entirely covered with very short, suberect, entirely black pubescence, the hairs becoming more elongate on the more apical terga.


MALE—Length 11 mm., breadth of abdomen 5 mm.; black, the clypeus, labrum, mandibles at base, antennal scape anteriorly, lower margin of supraclypeal area and very small lateral facial maculae, yellow (fig. 96) ; legs somewhat more brownish-piceous, apical tarsal segments becoming brownish-testaceous, spurs brownish-piceous, tegulae yellow; wings whitish-hyaline, veins testaceous to piceous; cheeks considerably narrower than eyes; elypeus only slightly protuberant, its median length considerably more than half the distance between eyes; eyes subparallel; labrum broadly rounded, its median length slightly more than half the basal width; mandibles distinctly tridentate apically; basal segment of flagellum somewhat longer than segments 2 and 3 combined, the 2nd somewhat broader than long; front and mid basitarsi quite slender and elongate, the middle pair with a long, dense, posterior fringe; hind basitarsi quite broad and flat, apex abruptly narrowed, prominently fringed over entire length; punctures of clypeus quite deep and distinct, rather fine, only slightly separated, the mid-line narrowly impunctate; punctures of labrum fine and quite close throughout, especially around margin; face above antennae finely and closely punctate, becoming shining and nearly impunctate below anterior ocellus and between lateral ocelli and eyes; vertex quite closely and deeply punctate; cheeks shining beneath the rather dense pubescence, with fine and rather close punctures; scutum and scutellum shining beneath dense pubescence, punctures fine, rather sparse on scutum posteriorly, becoming somewhat closer but still fine anteriorly and laterally, rather coarse and slightly separated over most of scutellum, deep, rather coarse and well separated on pleura above, becoming slightly finer and closer below; propodeum shining, punctures minute and quite sparse; punctures of abdominal terga 1 and 2 uniform, very fine and quite close, those on 3-5 somewhat more distinct and more widely separated, becoming more minute and close toward apical margins; pubescence of head largely pale, with a few, obscure, dark hairs around ocelli, nearly white on cheeks below, more ochraceous on vertex; scutum, scutellum, propodeum and basal abdominal tergum entirely pale ochraceous pubescent, pleura above more whitish pubescent becoming abruptly black beneath; pubescence of front legs largely pale, but femora with a few dark hairs intermixed with the generally light posterior fringe; mid tibiae with a considerable amount of pale ochraceous pubescence in the posterior fringe, this intermixed with long fuscous hairs, and mid tarsi entirely fuscous, the posterior basitarsal fringe of very long hairs that are fuscous and quite densely plumose; hind legs largely dark pubescent, tibiae with a small amount of short, yellowish pubescence at base, conspicuously fringed toward apex, with elongate, fuscous, plumose hairs and basitarsus with a similar dense fringe; abdominal terga 2-6 entirely blackish pubescent, very short, subappressed on the more basal terga, becoming more elongate and erect on the more apical terga; sterna 7 and 8 and genital armature as shown (fig. 97).


DISTRIBUTION—Oklahoma and Texas, to Florida, June.
Another subspecies of lanosa occurs in the Southwest, making necessary the sub-specific designation of this typical form.

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