Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information about the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#1596149
Bee, tail is black on top with red sides - Megachile - female

Bee, tail is black on top with red sides - Megachile - Female
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
August 1, 2017

Moved

Moved

This may be Megachile circumcincta (=giliae)
See: https://cjai.biologicalsurvey.ca/srpg_18/Species/31M_circumcincta/M_circumcincta_species_page.html

 
Thanks, John.
Thanks, John.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Female - Leaf-cutter Bee
The pollen on her abdomen is red. (sometimes) = ♀
Fully developed wings = Adult
Genus = Megachile

 
Thanks! Interesting. So the r
Thanks! Interesting. So the red abdomen is a red herring and could be any pollen color.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.