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Tribe Megachilini - Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, and Sharptail bees

bee - Megachile - male Leafcutter Bee? - Megachile mendica - female unknown bee - Megachile inermis Megachile species - Megachile Megachile Bee with brushy, yellow forelegs. - Megachile policaris - male Solitary bee  - Megachile - female Megachile inimica inimica - Megachile inimica - male
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 (Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, Sharptail, Mason, and Woolcarder bees and relatives)
Tribe Megachilini (Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, and Sharptail bees)
Numbers
>170 spp. in 2 genera in our area, >2000 spp. in 5 genera worldwide(1)
Range
worldwide(1)