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Subgenus Callomegachile, Giant Resin Bees

Bee - Megachile sculpturalis Giant Resin Bee - Megachile sculpturalis - female giant resin bee - Megachile sculpturalis - male Some kind of Mining Bee? - Megachile sculpturalis Barrel-abdomened bee - Megachile sculpturalis - male Giant Resin Bee - Megachile sculpturalis - female Megachile sculpturalis Mating bees - Megachile sculpturalis - male - 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 (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 Callomegachile, Giant Resin Bees
Numbers
a single (introduced) sp. in our area, ~100 spp. worldwide(1)
Range
mostly Palaeotropical, with 3 non-native spp. in the New World: 2 spp. (of Afrotropical origin) in the West Indies and one (of e. Asian origin) in e. NA (ON-FL west to NE-KS-AL)(1)