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0142 - Shining Oil-Digger Bee



Centris nitida
Male
13mm

USA: FLA: Orange Co.
2 km W of Lake Kehoe
28.5538 -81.2350, 21m
Visiting Flowers in Backyard
Hot, Sunny, with a Breeze

12 May 2020
Z. Gill

Notes: In a group of 3-5, was able to move quickly and had great stability while hovering; Replaced 0022




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Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Hexapoda
Class Insecta
Order Hymenoptera
No Taxon Aculeata
No Taxon Anthophila
Family Apidae
Subfamily Apinae
Tribe Centridini
Genus Centris
Subgenus Heterocentris
Species nitida




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References

Species Centris nitida - Shining Oil-Digger - BugGuide.Net
An oil-gathering bee, -i-Centris nitida--i- — Bug of the Week
Centris nitida - -- Discover Life
Oil bees, if you please- Centris nitida — Bug of the Week
Centris nitida - Wikipedia