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Subgenus Heterocentris

Xylocopa virginica krombeini? - Centris nitida - female Xylocopa virginica krombeini? - Centris nitida - female Unknown bee living in sand - Centris nitida Bee or Fly - Centris nitida Bee or Fly - Centris nitida Bee or Fly - Centris nitida Centris nitida sanibel resin bee? - Centris nitida
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 Heterocentris
Numbers
2 spp. in our area, 22 spp. total(1)
Size
9-19 mm
Identification
Metasoma often red. Unique features are (1) some scopal hairs, especially near the base of the tibia, that are simple (they are plumose in other subgenera); and (2) a groove on the inner ventral edge of the front coxa.(2)
Range
Neotropical group ranging into FL & AZ(1). Discover Life Map.
Food
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known associations based on specimen records and images.
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