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Subfamily Lithurginae - Woodborer Bees

large megachilid on Opuntia cactus - Lithurgopsis apicalis Megachilid bee on cactus--Lithurgus? - Lithurgopsis apicalis Mason Bee Sipping Cactus Nectar - Lithurgopsis - male Small Mason Bee Face & Forearms - Lithurgopsis - male Mason Bee - CAT EARS - Lithurgopsis - female megachilid (?) on golden banner (Thermopsis montana) - Lithurgopsis apicalis Hymenoptera Megachilidae - Lithurgopsis apicalis - male Megachilidae? - Lithurgopsis
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)