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

Subgenus Paracentris

Centris - Centris hoffmanseggiae Centris on oregano - Centris atripes Centris Centris rhodopus Red eye bumble bee - Centris rhodopus Green-eyed Bee on knapweed - Centris rhodopus The Pale Bee (ventral head) - Centris pallida - female Melissodes tepaneca female? - Centris - female
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)
Genus Centris (Centris Bees)
No Taxon Subgenus Paracentris
Numbers
16 spp. in our area, 45 spp. total(1)
Range
Neotropics north to so. US (FL-KS-CA)(1)
Habitat
dry and warm areas, also moist tropical habitats(2)
Food
Pollen and nectar, especially of Palo Verde (Cercidium spp.)