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Subgenus Helicosmia

Bee ID Request [2008] - Osmia georgica - female Blue Metallic Bee - Osmia chalybea - female Blue Bug - Osmia chalybea Mason Bee - Osmia caerulescens blue bee - Osmia chalybea Metallic blue Osmia Bee - Osmia georgica - female Small bee? - Osmia Small bee? - Osmia
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 Osmiini
Genus Osmia (Mason Bees)
No Taxon Subgenus Helicosmia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chalcosmia
Numbers
5 spp. in our area, 74 spp. worldwide(1)
Range
much of NA and the Holarctic in general(1)