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Subgenus Litomegachile

Leaf-cutting Bee - Megachile mendica - female Which Megachile? - Megachile onobrychidis - female Leaf-cutting Bee - Megachile mendica - female Black bee with white fuzz - Megachile mendica Leafcutter Bee texana ? - Megachile texana - male Genus Megachile- Leaf-Cutter and Resin Bees, ID Please - Megachile mendica Bee on Butterfly Weed - Megachile mendica Megachile of some sort - Megachile texana - 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 (Leaf-cutter Bees, Mason Bees, and allies)
Subfamily Megachilinae
Tribe Megachilini
Genus Megachile (Leaf-cutter and Resin Bees)
No Taxon Subgenus Litomegachile
6 spp. total, all in our area(1)
NA (Canada to Costa Rica); Hawaii; all 6 spp. in the US, all but M. gentilis reach Canada(1)