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Leaf-cutter bee.  Megachile? - Megachile mendica

Leaf-cutter bee. Megachile? - Megachile mendica
Columbia, Boone County, Missouri, USA
June 25, 2014
Size: 10-12 mm (guessing)
I'm pretty sure it's Megachile, but could anyone help with the species? It was cutting leaves on a Penstemon plant. Judging by what appears to be pollinia on its hind leg, I'd guess it was feeding on common milkweed flowers nearby. Thanks!

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