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Species Megachile latimanus - Broad-handed Leafcutter

Bee - Megachile latimanus - female Megachilid? - Megachile latimanus - male Bee - Megachile latimanus Megachile? - Megachile latimanus White-Eyed bee - Megachile latimanus - male Broad-handed Leaf-cutter Bee - Megachile latimanus Possible Megachile latimanus? - Megachile latimanus Broad-handed Leaf Cutter Bee - Megachile latimanus - male
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 Xanthosarus)
Species latimanus (Broad-handed Leafcutter)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megachile femorata; Megachile acuta; Megachile vidua
Alberta to Nova Scotia, south to Kansas and Georgia. In the southeast it is limited to the higher elevations of the Appalachians.
May to October.
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images. Regularly visits Asteraceae including thistles and also Fabaceae and Lamiaceae.
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