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Subgenus Melanosmia

Osmia - Osmia cyanella - female ID for a leaf-cutting bee? - Osmia Bee - Osmia Little Green Bee  - Osmia Metal green/blue bee... - Osmia unknown bee - Osmia bucephala Osmia mason bee on penstemon - Osmia - female Bee - Osmia (Melanosmia)  - Osmia - female
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 Osmia (Mason Bees)
No Taxon Subgenus Melanosmia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Includes, among others, the subgenus Chenosmia.
>100 spp. in our area, ~120 spp. worldwide(1)
much of NA and the Holarctic in general(1)
The subgenus Melanosmia is used here in a broad sense (see discussion in (2))