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

Subgenus Litomegachile

Megachile - Megachile brevis - female small bee - Megachile megachilid bee - Megachile Another Bee on Aromatic Aster - Megachile brevis - female Megachilidae, ventral - Megachile mendica - male bee 2 - Megachile mendica Leafcutter Bee female - Megachile brevis - female Leafcutter Bee female - 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)