The Nominal Species of the Bee Genus Centris Described by Johan Christian Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

Felipe Vivallo


In this paper the primary types of Centris bees described by the Danish entomologist Johan Christian Fabricius were studied. The primary types of C. flavifrons, C. analis, C. furcata, C. haemorrhoidalis, C. lanipes, C. longimana, C. similis, C. tabaniformis,  and  C. versicolor were analyzed, providing notes on their current status and depository. In addition, some photographs of selected species as well as morphological characteristics to recognize all Fabricius’ Centris bees are also provided.


Anthophila; Centridini; Neotropical Region; Solitary bees; Taxonomy

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