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Genus Ashmeadiella

Megachilidae ? - Ashmeadiella - female Bee #1 - Megachile? - Ashmeadiella - female Ashmeadiella xenomastax - female Ashmeadiella Ashmeadiella - male - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Megachilidae (Leafcutter, Mason, and Resin Bees, and allies)
Subfamily Megachilinae
Tribe Osmiini
Genus Ashmeadiella
Explanation of Names
Ashmeadiella Cockerell 1897
Numbers
57 spp. in 5 subgenera in our area, a few more to the south(1)
Identification
While the bee is rooting in a flower, look for 4 pointed teeth on the tip of the abdomen:(2)
Range
NA to Costa Rica(1)
Print References
Michener C.D. (1939) A revision of the genus Ashmeadiella (Hymen., Megachilidae). The American Midland Naturalist 22: 1-84 (Full text)
(3)
Works Cited
1.Ascher J.S., Pickering J. (2016) Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila)
2.The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America's Bees.
Joseph S. Wilson & Olivia J. Messinger Carril. 2015. Princeton University Press.
3.The Megachiline Bees of California (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)
Paul D. Hurd, Jr., and Charles D. Michener. 1955. University of California Press.