Centris lanipes (Fabricius)
– 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)