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Subgenus Osmia

More bees at my bee house - Osmia cornifrons - female Bee - Osmia lignaria - female Mason Bee - Osmia taurus - female Bee - Osmia lignaria - female Bee house, the next generation - Osmia cornifrons - male Blue Orchard Bee - Osmia lignaria - male Metallic green bee - Osmia ribifloris - male Mason Bee - Osmia taurus - male
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 Osmia
4 spp. in our area, 25 spp. worldwide(1)
much of NA and the Holarctic in general; two of our spp. (O. cornifrons & O. taurus) are apparently of east Asian origin and occur in e. US; O. lignaria occurs across Canada south to Peru; and O. ribifloris, throughout w. US east to AL in the south into n. Mexico(1)