leaf-cutter bee

(Megachile sp.)

               
      leaf-cutter bee (Megachile sp.)
   
   
   
   
   
   
         
          Photo by Luciearl
 
Identification

See Subordinate Taxa (below) for identifying information.

 
Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 24, 29.

 
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Taxonomy

Order:

Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps, and sawflies)

 

Suborder:

Apocrita (wasps, ants and bees)

 

Infraorder:

Aculeata

 

Superfamily:

Apoidea (apoid wasps, bees, sphecoid wasps)

 

Family:

Megachilidae (leafcutting bees)

 

Subfamily:

Megachilinae

 

Tribe:

Megachilini

 
Subordinate Taxa

alfalfa leafcutting bee (Megachile rotundata)

bellflower resin bee (Megachile campanulae)

black-and-gray leaf-cutter bee (Megachile melanophaea)

broad-handed leafcutting bee (Megachile latimanus)

common little leaf-cutter bee (Megachile brevis)

frigid leaf-cutter bee (Megachile frigida)

pugnacious leaf-cutter bee (Megachile pugnata)

sculptured resin bee (Megachile sculpturalis)

small-handed leaf-cutter bee (Megachile gemula)

Texas leaf-cutter bee (Megachile texana)

 
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There was a bee frenzy among my Golden Rod patch. So many different types of species, I couldn't count them.

  leaf-cutter bee (Megachile sp.)   leaf-cutter bee (Megachile sp.)
       
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Luciearl
8/2/2018

Location: Lake Shore, MN

There was a bee frenzy among my Golden Rod patch. So many different types of species, I couldn't count them.

leaf-cutter bee (Megachile sp.)


     
     
 
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