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Subgenus Sayapis

Megachile Bee - Megachile fidelis - female Is this Megachile fidelis?  - Megachile - female Unknown Megachilidae - Megachile fidelis - female Female Leafcutter - Megachile inimica - female Bee - Megachile Faithful Leafcutter Bee - Megachile fidelis - male Unknown Bee - Megachile - male Vespula, Dolchivespula, neither? - Megachile pugnata - 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 (Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, Sharptail, Mason, and Woolcarder bees and relatives)
Tribe Megachilini (Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, and Sharptail bees)
Genus Megachile (Leafcutter and Resin Bees)
No Taxon Subgenus Sayapis
Numbers
8 spp. in our area (only M. pugnata in Canada), 25 spp. total(1)
Range
Canada to Chile & Argentina; more diverse in the Neotropics(1)
Internet References
Subgenus Sayapis, keys and images