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Species Megachile pusilla

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 Megachile (Leafcutter, Resin, and Mortar Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Eutricharaea, Small Leaf-cutter Bees)
Species pusilla (Megachile pusilla)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megachile concinna auct., in part
Size
Female 9mm. Male: 7mm.
Range
Florida and Alabama to Pennsylvania and Ohio in the East, and established as far west as California
Food
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Remarks
Introduced, probably from southern Europe or North Africa
Print References
See: When different contact zones tell different stories: putative ring species in the Megachile concinna species complex (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) by GITI GHAZI SOLTANI, DIMITRI BÉNON, NADIR ALVAREZ, AND CHRISTOPHE J. PRAZ in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2017, 121, 815–832
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