Osmia aliciae

Osmia aliciae Ayala & Griswold, 2005

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Diagnostic Description

This species is recognized by the dark blue integument, the dense apical hair bands on terga 2-5, and in the female the distinctive sparse bent hairs of the clypeus and fronts.

Ecology and Distribution



This species is endemic to the transverse volcanic belt of central Mexico (states of Morelos, Michoacán, Jalisco, and Mexico).



Ayala, R., & Griswold T. (2005).  NUEVA ESPECIE DE ABEJA DEL GÉNERO OSMIA (HYMENOPTERA: MEGACHILIDAE) DE MÉXICO. Folia Entomologica Mexicana. 44 (Supl. 1),
Cane, J. H., Griswold T., & Parker F. D. (2007).  Substrates and Materials Used for Nesting by North American Osmia Bees (Hymenoptera: Apiformes: Megachilidae). ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. 100(3), 
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