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Subfamily Lithurginae - Woodborer Bees

Mason Bee - CAT EARS - Lithurgopsis - female Native Bee - Lithurgopsis leafcutter bee - Lithurgopsis apicalis Lithurgus chrysurus - female Small bee nectaring on a Barrel Cactus flower - Lithurgopsis echinocacti Female Cactus woodborer bee Lithurgopsis littoralis - Lithurgopsis littoralis - female Bee - Lithurgopsis apicalis - female Bee 1-1.5cm - Lithurgopsis apicalis
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 Lithurginae (Woodborer Bees)
Numbers
7 spp. in 2 genera in our area, >60 spp. in 3 genera worldwide(1)
Range
much of the world(1)
Print References
Rozen J.G. (1973) Immature stages of lithurgine bees with descriptions of the Megachilidae and Fideliidae based on mature larvae (Hymenoptera, Apoidea). American Museum novitates 2527: 12 pp. (Full text)