They are large (up to 3 cm), fast-flying bees, distinguished from the closely related genus Epicharis by the absence of long, whip-like setae that project backwards from just behind the eyes. They are commonly encountered bees in American deserts, and are active at very high ambient temperatures when many other species are in hiding. They can often be seen in large numbers on desert-willow (Chilopsis) and palo verde (Parkinsonia) blossoms. Bees of this genus are of some economical significance in pollinating crops such as Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa) and Cashew (Anacardium occidentale, pollinated by C. tarsata among others).
On February 26, 2019, at the next conference day of the « Rencontres de génie, Genium 360 », several experts and entrepreneurs will gather to present how the 4th industrial revolution is reinventing business models. Catherine Bouchard, president of Centris Technologies, will present at 10:45 the conference “Implementation of a vertical integration system: comparison of impacts on …
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