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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Centridini - Centridine Bees

Centris (Paracentris) - Centris pallida - male Centris - Centris hoffmanseggiae Apidae--Centris? - Centris rhodopus Megachilidae? - Centris bee - Centris atripes - female The Pale Bee (ventral legs) - Centris pallida - female Centris sleeping or moribund bee - Centris rhodopus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Long-horned, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Centridini (Centridine Bees)
Numbers
22 spp. in a single genus our area, 246 spp. in 2 genera worldwide/total(1)
Identification
Key to subgenera [from(2)] dead link -- please update, important resource
Range
New World (sw. US & FL to so. S. America) + a few Oriental spp. (map)(1)