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Subgenus Paracentris

Centris (Paracentris) - Centris pallida - male Centris - Centris hoffmanseggiae small bumblebee? - Centris Centris (Paracentris) on Palo Verde? - Centris pallida - male Red Eyed Bee - Centris rhodopus Anthophora californica? - Centris rhodopus bee - Centris atripes Melissodes tepaneca female? - Centris - female
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
16 spp. in our area, 45 spp. total(1)
Neotropics north to so. US (FL-KS-CA)(1)
dry and warm areas, also moist tropical habitats(2)
Pollen and nectar, especially of Palo Verde (Cercidium spp.)