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Subgenus Litomegachile

Bee - Megachile Megachile Megachile - Megachile mendica - female Megachile, probably mendica or texana - Megachile texana What species of bee is this? - Megachile Bee on Rudbeckia - Megachile Megachile  - Megachile texana - female Leaf-cutter Bee - 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 Litomegachile
Numbers
6 spp. total, all in our area(1)
Range
NA (Canada to Costa Rica); Hawaii; all 6 spp. in the US, all but M. gentilis reach Canada(1)