Centris lanipes Fabricius

Centris lanipes (Fabricius)   

Centris lanipes female abdomen

Centris lanipes female abdomen. Photo taken by S.G. Prado

C_lanipes female back. Photo taken by USGS BIML

Centris lanipes female back. Photo taken by USGS BIML

C_lanipes female face. Photo taken by USGS BIML

Centris lanipes female face. Photo taken by USGS BIML

C_lanipes female side. Photo taken by USGS BIML

Centris lanipes female side. Photo taken by USGS BIML

Centris lanipes female side

Centris lanipes female side. Photo taken by S.G. Prado

Centris lanipes female wing

Centris lanipes female wing. Photo taken by S.G. Prado

 – nests in dead wood (vs others which are ground nesters)

 – Coelioxys abdominalis is its nest parasite

Centris subgenus Heterocentris (The bees of the world by Michener 2007)

  • Marginal cell shorter than distance from its apex to wing tip
  • Whip like setae arising behind summit of eye absent, or if present, then reaching only to anterior margin of scutum.
  • Medium sized, to very robust
  • Scutellum rounded without lobes, tubercles or separate convexities
  • Maxillary palpus 3 or 4 segmented (counting robust basal segment, i.e. with two or three free segments);
  • hind femur and tibia of male usually swollen
  • hind basitarsus of male usually with spine or elevated carina on posterior margin
  • male labrum broader than long with spars or abundance hairs on whole surface
  • female basitibial plate simple, without secondary plate or with tendency to form secondary plate covered with short, dense hairs.

SPECIES (from Island: Fact and theory in nature by James D. Lazell)

  • Smallest centris 10-12mm
  • The head and thorax are black with beige colored hair(except some yellow marks on the face)
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