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Subgenus Litomegachile

Leaf-cutting Bee - Megachile mendica - male Megachile, probably mendica or texana - Megachile texana Family Megachilidae: Leaf Cutter Bee - Megachile pseudobrevis Megachile - Megachile mendica Leafcutter Bee with orange scopal hair - Megachile mendica - female Small bee on Spring Island - Megachile Bee on Spring Island - Megachile mendica MN Aug - Megachile brevis - 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 Megachilini
Genus Megachile (Leafcutter, Resin, and Mortar Bees)
No Taxon Subgenus Litomegachile
Numbers
6 spp. total, all in our area(1)
Range
NA (Canada to Costa Rica); Hawaii; all 6 spp. in the US, all but M. gentilis reach Canada(1)