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Species Centris nitida

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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 (Apoidea (clade Anthophila) - Bees)
Family Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Longhorn, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Centridini (Centridine Bees)
Genus Centris
No Taxon (Subgenus Heterocentris)
Species nitida (Centris nitida)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Centris nitida Smith 1874
=Centris (Hemesiella) confinis PĂ©rez 1905
s. AZ, s. TX, s. FL - Map (Discover Life)
A recent invader to the state of Florida. (1)
Works Cited
1.Naturalization of the oil collecting bee Centris nitida (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Centrini)...
Pemberton R.W., Liu H. 2008. Florida Entomologist 9: 101-109.