Centris byrsonimae

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Taxonavigation: Apoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Apoidea

Familia: Apidae
Subfamilia: Apinae
Tribus: Centridini
Genus: Centris
Species: Centris byrsonimae



Centris byrsonimae Mahlmann & Oliveira, 2012: figs. 1, 12, 19–22

Holotype: DZUP, ♂

Type locality: São Luís, MA, Brasil, 15.ix.1984, Albuquerque Leg. // Coletada na flor, Byrsonima crassifolia: Malpighiaceae // Holótipo // Centris byrsonimae Moure, 1985, Holotype // Centris birsonimae Moure, 1986 // Hr 15:00–16:00.

Etymology: The specific epithet was originally given by Dr. Jesus S. Moure in 1985 when he identified the material collected by Dra. Patrícia Maia C. de Albuquerque for her dissertation, using the generic name of the most common host plant for this bee species (Byrsonima crassifolia L. Rich.: Malpighiaceae).


  • Centris (Paremisia) byrsonimae; Albuquerque 1986: 119 [nomen nudum]; Albuquerque & Mendonça 1996: 47, 49, 53 [nomen nudum].
  • Centris byrsonimae; Ribeiro et al. 2008: 167 [nomen nudum]; Rêgo 2008: 23 [nomen nudum, photo on Murici flower].
  • Centris aff. pulchra; Rosa 2009: 65.