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Subgenus Melanosarus, Black Leaf-cutter Bees

Bee and nursery chamber - Megachile xylocopoides Bug - Megachile bee on fleabane - Megachile xylocopoides Bee with Blue Wings - Megachile xylocopoides Beautiful Black Bee - Megachile xylocopoides Megachile xylocopoides? - Megachile xylocopoides - female Megacile pugnata? - Megachile xylocopoides Black bee - Megachile xylocopoides
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 Melanosarus, Black Leaf-cutter Bees
Numbers
2 spp. in our area, 9 spp. total(1)
Range
US to Argentina; in our area, 1 sp. widespread in se. US (north to NJ-MO) and the border states, another restricted to so. FL (+Bahamas)(1)