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Coelioxys (Leuraspidia) azteca Cuckoo leafcutter bee - Coelioxys azteca - female

Coelioxys (Leuraspidia) azteca Cuckoo leafcutter bee - Coelioxys azteca - Female
National Butterfly Center in Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
November 24, 2018
Size: 10 mm
Jack Neff has identified this as a Coelioxys (Leuraspidia) azteca (Aztec Cuckoo leafcutter bee). He relates that it is only the second specimen he has seen in Texas. This was found feeding on Rio Grande Abutilon (Abutilon hypoleucum), in an area frequented by Megachile chichimeca -- in an arid habitat next to the Mexican border.

Recent reference: Leo Correia da Rocha Filho & Laurence Packer, “Phylogeny of the cleptoparasitic Megachilini genera Coelioxys and Radoszkowskiana, with the description of six new subgenera in Coelioxys (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)," Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society (Oct. 2017), pp. 353-413.

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Coelioxys azteca
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I made a page for the species: 1616436. Move if you're confident in the ID. I did not create a subgenus page. I'll leave that to the bee experts. This is the only nearctic member of an otherwise tropical subgenus so a subgenus page may not be necessary.

 
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