Reprinted with permission from: Mitchell, T.B. 1960 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 141. |
FEMALE— Length 11 mm.; face much longer than distance between eyes’, eyes slightly convergent below’; malar space nearly as long as width of mandibles at base; clypeus protruding fully one-half below suborbital line, strongly sulcate medially, with scattered and rather sparse punctures; facial foveae distinct, subtriangular, pointed above; antennae black, segments of flagellum somewhat reddened beneath, basal segment subequal to segment 2; vertex somewhat shining, with a few scattered sparse punctures between eyes and ocelli and back of ocelli; clypeus bare, but cheeks and other portions of face, quite densely covered with whitish pubescence, a few fuscous hairs on vertex; thorax quite densely pubescent, hairs rather short and densely plumose, whitish in large part, but with intermixed fuscous hairs on scutum and scutellum scutum shining, with coarse and (loop punctures, these separated by about a puncture width anteriorly, becoming rather sparse posteriorly; scutellum shining and largely impunctate anteriorly, becoming rather closely hut shallowly punctate posteriorly and laterally; pleura with coarse and deep punctures. somewhat shining’ below, but densely granular and impunctate above; lateral angles of pronotum acute but short, metapleura not carinate above ; tegulae shining, fuscous ; wings hyaline, veins and stigma piceous, 2nd submarginal cell longer than 3rd; dorsal face of propodeum rather short, shining, with a few irregular striate, lateral faces rather dull: legs dark, hind basitarsi quite narrow awl elongate; spurs testaceous; front coxae not spined; abdominal terga rather smooth, somewhat shining, punctures exceedingly minute, hardly evident on basal tergum, rather uniformly close on segments 2-5; apical margins of segments 1-5 with broad, dense, white, apical fasciae, apical margins somewhat hyaline beneath the fasciae but not appreciably depressed. segment 2 also fasciate across base.
DISTRIBUTION—Florida. The type and one paratype were collected at De Funiak Springs, October 17-19, 1914. One additional specimen has since been collected in Alachua County, October 12, 1956 (H. V. Weerns, Jr.. on Liatris laevigata).