Centris decolorata Lepeletier

Centris decolorata Lepeletier

Centris decolorata male face

Centris decolorata male face. Photo taken by S.G. Prado C_decolotata male face. Photo taken by USGS BIMLC_decolotata male face. Photo taken by USGS BIML

  • C_decolotata male side. Photo taken by USGS BIML

    C_decolotata male side. Photo taken by USGS BIML

    Largest centris species 16-20mm long

  • Females:
    • Abdomen is greenish and the thorax is covered with hairs that are beige and paler on the sides
  • Males:
    • Similar to females but the abdomen is less obviously  greenish and there are short yellow stripes on the side of segments 2-5.

For more details see Phylogeny of the World Anthophorini (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apidae)  by ANDREAS DUBITZKY, in Systematic Entomology, 

Volume 32, Issue 4, pages 585–600

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