Exomalopsis similis Cresson

Exomalopsis similis Cresson

Exomalipsis similis female. By Sam Droege USGS BIML

Exomalipsis similis female. By Sam Droege USGS BIML

Exomalipsis similis female. By Sam Droege USGS BIML

Exomalipsis similis female. By Sam Droege USGS BIML

GENUS (The bees of the World by Michener 2007)

  • Scopa consisting of strongly plumose hairs
  • mandible simple
  • s7 of male variable
  • male gonocoxite without apicolateral process from which gonostylus arises
  • Second medial cell of forewing much shorter than second cubital
  • labrum and clypeus of female entirely dark
  • margin of T7 of male not produced into a carina or lamella, or if carina present, then its posterior margin elevated as margin of pygidial plate
  •  S7 of male not trilobed
  • hind basitarsus of female with apical process and penicillus
  • basitibial plate of female large, central area with velvety pilosity seperated from raised margin by groove, and tranverse carina of T1 of female present
  • labrum and clypeus of male entirely dark
  • outer side of penis valve with strong lateral process
  • dorsal flange of male gonocoxite present

For a species description, see page 145of Review of North American Exomalopsis (Hymenoptera, Anthophoridae) By Philip Hunter Timberlake

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