Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Subgenus Helicosmia

Osmia Bee ? (1) - Osmia caerulescens - female Q Bee 2 on Thistle - Osmia chalybea Q Bee 2 on Thistle - Osmia chalybea Small Bee - Osmia caerulescens Mason Bee - Osmia georgica Blue Mason Bee - Osmia georgica - female Bee sp. - Osmia georgica Megachilidae? - Osmia chalybea - female
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)