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For the United States & Canada

Subgenus Paracentris

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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.)