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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Subgenus Cubitognatha

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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 (Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, Sharptail, Mason, and Woolcarder bees and relatives)
Tribe Osmiini (Mason bees and relatives)
Genus Ashmeadiella
No Taxon Subgenus Cubitognatha
Explanation of Names
Cubitognatha Michener 1939
unique elbowed, bidentate female mandibles(2)(3)
sw US(1)
Works Cited
1.Ascher J.S., Pickering J. (2017) Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila)
2.A Revision of the Genus Ashmeadiella (Hymen., Megachilidae)
Michener, Charles D. 1939. The American Midland Naturalist. 22(1): 1-84.
3.The Megachiline Bees of California (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)
Paul D. Hurd, Jr., and Charles D. Michener. 1955. University of California Press.