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Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Subgenus Foveosmia

Megachile (Chelostomoides) ? - Chelostoma californicum - female Chelostoma ? - Chelostoma - female Chelostoma ? - Chelostoma - female Hoplitis ? - Chelostoma californicum Hoplitis ? - Chelostoma californicum ID for a little bee on Phacelia? - Chelostoma Regal-Looking Bee - Chelostoma Wasp - Chelostoma
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 Osmiini
Genus Chelostoma
No Taxon Subgenus Foveosmia
9 spp. in our area (incl. the introduced Ch. campanularum), 25 spp. worldwide(1)
Holarctic (NA, Europe+Middle East); in our area, Ch. campanularum in ne. NA, the rest (native spp.) in the west(1)