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Wool Carder Bee? - Megachile

Wool Carder Bee? - Megachile
Boca Grande/Gasparilla Island, Lee County, Florida, USA
July 28, 2008
I wish I knew what kind of plant this bee was on. It appeared to be stripping the outer layer of the leaf off?

Megachile
leaf-cutter

 
Thank you.
Thank you. Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but there appears to be genus Megachile and subgenus Megachile. Would I be correct in assuming your ID is to the genus with subgenus unknown? I don't want to move to the wrong place.
Thanks,
Tim

 
I do believe
Dr Ascher meant the genus only. He would have added the sub-genus in parenthesis.

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