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Subgenus Sayapis

Megachile - Megachile fidelis - male Genus Megachile - Leaf-cutting and Resin Bee? - Megachile inimica - female Megachile? - Megachile pugnata - male Megachile? - Megachile pugnata Bee with large brushes on front legs - Megachile policaris - male bee, small, covered in sunflower pollen - Megachile inimica - female Black bee (Megachile?) - Megachile inimica unidentified Megachilidae - Megachile
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 (Leaf-cutter Bees, Mason Bees, and allies)
Subfamily Megachilinae
Tribe Megachilini
Genus Megachile (Leaf-cutter and Resin Bees)
No Taxon Subgenus Sayapis
Numbers
8 spp. in our area (only M. pugnata in Canada), 25 spp. total(1)
Range
Canada to Chile & Argentina; more diverse in the Neotropics(1)
Internet References
Subgenus Sayapis, keys and images