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Subgenus Callomegachile, Giant Resin Bees

Giant Resin Bee  (Megachile sculpturalis) - Megachile sculpturalis - female HUGE Bee; Megachile sculpturalis? - Megachile sculpturalis giant resin bees - Megachile sculpturalis - male Resin Bee? - Megachile sculpturalis - female Unknown Small Bee - Megachile sculpturalis Megachile sculpturalis (sculptured resin bee) - Megachile sculpturalis - male Carpenter bee? - Megachile sculpturalis possibly a Laphria, bee-like robber fly - Megachile sculpturalis
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
a single (introduced) sp. in our area, ~100 spp. worldwide(1)
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)