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Species Coelioxys modestus - Modest Cuckoo-leaf-cutter

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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 Megachilinae
Tribe Megachilini
Genus Coelioxys (Cuckoo-leaf-cutter Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Cyrtocoelioxys)
Species modestus (Modest Cuckoo-leaf-cutter)
Explanation of Names
Author: Smith, 1854
Size
Female: 8-13 mm. Male: 7-12 mm
Range
Nebraska to Quebec and the New England states, south to Texas and Florida.
Season
March to August
Food
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Remarks
Coelioxys modestus hosts include Megachile centuncularis and M. campanulae wilmingtoni. (Mitchell, T.B., 1962)
Print References
Mitchell, T.B. 1962 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 152.
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