leaf-cutter bee

(Megachile spp.)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

24, 27, 29, 30, 82.

 
  1/24/2021      
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps, and sawflies)  
 

Suborder

Apocrita (wasps, ants and bees)  
 

Infraorder

Aculeata (ants, bees and stinging wasps)  
 

Superfamily

Apoidea (apoid wasps, bees, sphecoid wasps)  
 

Family

Megachilidae (leaf-cutter bees, mason bees, and allies)  
 

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)

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

leafcutter and resin bees

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Alfredo Colon
       
  leaf-cutter bee (Megachile sp.)   leaf-cutter bee (Megachile sp.)
       
Luciearl
       

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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Alfredo Colon
August 2019

Location: Slinger, Wisconsin

leaf-cutter bee (Megachile sp.)


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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