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Subgenus Chelostomoides

Cavity nesting native bee - Megachile Bees feeding another in Palo Verde tree - Megachile Megachile - nest site competition? - Megachile angelarum - female unknown bee 2 - Megachile Unknown Bee - Megachile megachilid of Agastache - Megachile Native bee, maybe Megachile? - Megachile Male resin bee - Megachile exilis? - Megachile - male
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 Megachile (Leafcutter, Resin, and Mortar Bees)
No Taxon Subgenus Chelostomoides
Numbers
17 spp. in our area, 35 spp. total(1)
Range
Canada to Peru(1)
Remarks
Apparently most or all use plant resins to build nest cell walls.
Internet References
J. Kansas Entomoll. Soc. Armbrust, E. Resource Use and Nesting Behavior of Megachile prosopidis and M. chilopsidis with Notes on M. discorhina (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)