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Genus Heriades

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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 Osmiini
Genus Heriades
Explanation of Names
Author: Spinola
Numbers
11 spp. (all in subgen. Neotrypetes) in our area, 140 spp. in 8 subgenera worldwide(1)
Identification
Heriades have abdomens that strong curl under. The first segment of the abdomen (T1) is concave with a sharp edge; both of these features are shown here . Also notice how each segment of the abdomen appears to be constricted as in this one
(2)
Range
worldwide except S. America & Australia; throughout NA [map](1)
Internet References
Michener C.D. (1938) American bees of the genus Heriades. Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 31(4): 514-531