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Subfamily Lithurginae - Woodborer Bees

bee 29 - Lithurgopsis apicalis - female bee 29 - Lithurgopsis apicalis Bee in cactus flower - Lithurgopsis apicalis Mason Bee Sipping Cactus Nectar - Lithurgopsis apicalis - male Mason Bee Sipping Cactus Nectar - Lithurgopsis apicalis - male small bee on perkysue - Lithurgopsis apicalis Megachilidae - Lithurgopsis apicalis Bee ~14mm - Lithurgopsis apicalis - female
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)