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Subgenus Melanosarus, Black Leafcutter Bees

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 - Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, Sharptail, Mason, and Woolcarder bees and relatives
Tribe Megachilini - Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, and Sharptail bees
Genus Megachile - Leafcutter and Resin Bees
No Taxon Subgenus Melanosarus, Black Leafcutter Bees

Species bahamensis - Bahama Leaf-cutter Bee
Species xylocopoides - Carpenter-mimic Leafcutter