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Species Osmia montana

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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 Osmia (Mason Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Cephalosmia)
Species montana (Osmia montana)
Explanation of Names
Author: Cresson, 1864.
Identification
"The smooth, shining, and concave lower face (including clypeus) and nearly black (not green or blue) integument is typical of O. montana." - JSA (ref.)
Food
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Internet References