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Species Coelioxys modestus - Modest Cuckoo-leaf-cutter

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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 (Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, Sharptail, Mason, and Woolcarder bees and relatives)
Tribe Megachilini (Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, and Sharptail bees)
Genus Coelioxys (Cuckoo-leaf-cutter Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Cyrtocoelioxys)
Species modestus (Modest Cuckoo-leaf-cutter)
Explanation of Names
Author: Smith, 1854
Female: 8-13 mm. Male: 7-12 mm
Nebraska to Quebec and the New England states, south to Texas and Florida.
March to August
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
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.
Internet References