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Subgenus Melanosarus, Black Leaf-cutter Bees

Small bee with yellow face - Megachile xylocopoides - female Black bee (?) on Woodland Sunflower  - Megachile xylocopoides - female Bee - Megachile xylocopoides - female Hymenoptera - Megachile xylocopoides - male Megachile xylocopoides? - Megachile xylocopoides Leafcutter bee?? - Megachile xylocopoides - male Bee on milkweed - Megachile xylocopoides - male What type of bee is this? - Megachile xylocopoides
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
2 spp. in our area, 9 spp. total(1)
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)