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bee making burrows in sandhill habitat - Colletes ultravalidus

bee making burrows in sandhill habitat - Colletes ultravalidus
~6 miles WNW of Apalachicola, Franklin County, Florida, USA
January 24, 2012
Burrows were relatively localized within the sandhill habitat. I was incorrect in my original statement that this was from southern peninsular FL. Please let me know if there are any other angles or characters that I should get shots of. Thank you.

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I wonder why the locality is not cited?
At least the county should be added even if details are redacted for some reason

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Colletes male
This may be a n. sp. aff. validus!

Glenn Hall and I have found specimens of what may be the same sp. in N Florida.

 
Female
On most of the males in this genus, flagellomere F1 is short and they have 11 of them. This Bee has 10 of them and F1 isn't very short. = ♀
I think that he mentioned the burrows, since that was how they were capturing these gals.

 
cool!
Thanks! I was going to send it in to the FSCA, but if someone's working on describing it, I'll send it to them if that would be better. I'll get locality info on Monday. The guy who collected this said that they were burrowing all over the place where he found it and he has a lat/long if anyone's interested in looking for other life stages or getting more life history information. Also, are there any other external characters that I could get shots of that would be useful to confirm ID?

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