Coelioxys apicata Smith

Coelioxys apicata Smith

GENUS FEMALE (From: The bees of the world – Michener 2007)

  • Scopa absent; metasoma tapering from near base to narrow, often acutely pointed, apex
  • Omaular carina absent,

Subgenus (Neocoelioxys)

Subgenus FEMALE (From: The bees of the world – Michener 2007)

  • Scopa absent
  • Metaoma tapering from near base to narrow, often acutely pointed apex
  • Omaular carina present
  • Scutellum with dorsal and posterior surfaces usually separated by distinct, sometimes carinate, angle
  • Axilla almost always produces posteriorly to angle or spine
  • S6 of female narrowed apically, without marginal fringe, with lateral subapical notch

Subgenus MALE (From: The bees of the world – Michener 2007)

  • T6 appearing multispinose because of two pairs of long preapical spines, each spine of upper pair sometimes divided into two, or cenulate, rounded, or fused to other spine of pairs
  • Metasoma of male with five exposed sterna, dorsal processes of T6 normal

Subgenus BOTH (From: The bees of the world – Michener 2007)

  • Postgadular groover of T2 and T3 interrupted medially, clearly evident laterally
  • Median ocellus partially surrounded by somewhat swollen and usually smooth portion of subocellar frontal area
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