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Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Species Centris pallida - Pallid Bee

Centris (Paracentris) - Centris pallida - male Digger Bee at work - Centris pallida Gray hairy bee - Centris pallida Bee in Palo Verde blossoms - Centris pallida Gray bee - Centris pallida The Pale Bee (ventral) - Centris pallida - female The Pale Bee (ventral head) - Centris pallida - female The Pale Bee (dorsal abdomen) - Centris pallida - 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)
Species pallida (Pallid Bee)
Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known associations based on specimen records and images.
"puts on spectacular displays of mating behavior in the spring around nests in desert washes in Arizona" (Fact sheet)
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