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Colletes bradleyi Mitchell, 1951
Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Colletidae   Colletes
Subgenus: None

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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 9 mm.; eyes converging below; malar space very short, linear; facial foveae well developed, subtriangular, rounded above, broad medially, more pointed below; antennae ferruginous beneath, length and breadth of median segments subequal; clypeus produced but very slightly below suborbital line, shining, deeply and rather coarsely and closely punctate; supraclypeal area shining and impunctate medially, becoming finely and closely punctate laterally; face above antennae rather dull, punctures irregular, rather shallow, interspaces tessellate; vertex shining, punctures scattered, very minute; cheeks closely and very finely punctate; pubescence of head and thorax entirely pale, whitish below, more creamy above; lateral angles of pro- thorax not spined; metapleural protuberance carinate, margin of the carina narrowly testaceous; tegulae ferruginous; wings subhyaline, violaceous, veins and stigma ferruginous; thorax shining, punctures of scutum fine and quite sparse, even anteriorly, becoming more sparse and slightly more coarse and deep posteriorly; punctures of scutellum much more coarse, close posteriorly, becoming fine and sparse anteriorly; punctures of pleura deep, rather coarse, well separated but not sparse; lateral faces of propodeum somewhat shining, obscurely sculptured posteriorly, dorsal face divided into eight or nine shining pits by the parallel striae; tarsi slightly reddened, but not contrasting with tibiae or femora; spurs pale ferruginous; anterior coxal spines lacking; length of hind basitarsi about three times their breadth; basal abdominal tergum shining, finely but distinctly punctate, the punctures well separated but not sparse, following segments becoming successively more finely and closely punctate, apical margins not appreciably depressed, but reddish-hyaline beneath the entire, rather narrow but dense white fasciae, discal pubescence erect, very short and thin, faintly brownish.

MALE— This sex unknown.

DISTRIBUTION—So far, this has been recorded only from New Jersey, the holotype and a paratype specimen both collected in June.

FLOWER RECORDS—No data on host plants has yet been found.

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