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Species Coelioxys sayi - Say's Cuckoo-leaf-cutter

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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 (Leafcutter, Mason, and Resin Bees, and allies)
Subfamily Megachilinae
Tribe Megachilini
Genus Coelioxys (Cuckoo-leaf-cutter Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Boreocoelioxys, Northern Cuckoo-leaf-cutter Bees)
Species sayi (Say's Cuckoo-leaf-cutter)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coelioxys mendacina
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Thomas Say.
Identification
bilobed clypeus (ref.)
Range
British Columbia to Ontario, south to Texas and Florida.
Season
March to October.
Food
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Remarks
Medler (1965) reported Megachile mendica to he a host of Coelioxys sayi and K. V. Krombein has reared Coelioxys sayi from nests of Megachile mendica at Lake Placid, Fla. This bee has also been recovered from nests of M. brevis.
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