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Centris Fabricius
DIGGER BEES
Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Apidae
Subgenera: Centris, Heterocentris, Melacentris, Paracentris, Penthemisia, Ptilocentris, Ptilotopus, Trachina, Uncertain, Wagenknechtia, Xanthemisia

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Centris lanosa F
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Centris lanosa F
Centris rhodopus, male, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Centris rhodopus, male, face

Centris rhodopus, male, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Centris rhodopus, male, side
Centris rhodopus, male, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Centris rhodopus, male, top

Centris rhodopus, male, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Centris rhodopus, male, face
Centris rhodopus, male, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Centris rhodopus, male, side

Centris rhodopus, male, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Centris rhodopus, male, top
Centris caesalpiniae, male, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Centris caesalpiniae, male, face

Centris caesalpiniae, male, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Centris caesalpiniae, male, side
Centris caesalpiniae, male, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Centris caesalpiniae, male, top

Centris caesalpiniae, male, wing
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Centris caesalpiniae, male, wing
Centris caesalpiniae, male, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Centris caesalpiniae, male, face

Centris caesalpiniae, male, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Centris caesalpiniae, male, side
Centris caesalpiniae, male, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Centris caesalpiniae, male, top
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Overview

The following material taken with permission from: Mitchell, T.B. 1962. Bees of the Eastern United States, Volume II. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station. Tech. Bul. No.152, 557 p.

This is primarily a tropical group, represented in the Eastern U.S. by only 2 species. They are rather robust, the males with a yellow clypeus and that in female either black or with yellow maculations. The stigma is very small, the marginal cell short, reaching only slightly beyond the 3rd submarginal cell. The 2nd submarginal exceeds both the 1st and the 3rd in length. The scape is short, usually exceeded in length by the much elongated basal segment of the flagellum. In the female the scopa is well developed on the hind tibiae and basitarsi, the hairs plumose, and very long, dense and copious.

The proposal by Michener (1957) to validate the name Centris has been made to conserve that name in its present usage. Were this not done, the name Hemisia would replace it, and the name Centris would replace Eulema, a tropical genus related to Bombus and Apis.


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