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Large Bee? - Megachile sculpturalis

Large Bee? - Megachile sculpturalis
Grenada County, Mississippi, USA
July 1, 2015
Size: 0.75 inches +
Saw these large bees on the ground in my yard. Have seen them flying around over the past few days. I have never seen any like them before.
Do they sting?
Are they pollinators?

Images of this individual: tag all
Large Bee? - Megachile sculpturalis Large Bee? - Megachile sculpturalis

These images and specimens co
These images and specimens collected on my property were used in a research/study paper noted below in the copy of an e-mail from K. Parys Ph.D. to me. Thanks to all who helped!

To MLW
Oct 30 at 8:25 PM
Hi! I hadn't touched based with you, but we submitted the paper last month, and it was published today! There's a link below, and I want to thank you again for collecting specimens (the photographs in the paper are of the specimens from your barn). The specimens you collected for me are now deposited both in the Mississippi Entomological Museum at Mississippi State University, as well as in the USDA's National Pollinator Collection, which is housed in Logan, Utah. Your information is attached on all the labels, and it now part of major international research natural history collections. I want to thank you again for being active as a citizen scientist, and don't hesitate to shoot me an email here, or at work if you ever have questions.

http://biodiversitydatajournal.com/articles.php?id=6733

Thank you again,
Katherine

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

perhaps Megachile sculpturalis

 
Sure looks close
The Megachile sculpturalis sure looks a lot like the ones in my yard..to my untrained eye anyway.
Hopefully an expert will come along and verify. Thank you!

 
sent you an email
M.L. Whitten- I'm located fairly close to you and just sent you an email about these guys.

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