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Subgenus Callomegachile, Giant Resin Bees

Giant Resin Bee - Megachile sculpturalis Bee at work, under a porch railing - Megachile sculpturalis - female Bee with horizontal wings - Megachile sculpturalis Large Bee? - Megachile sculpturalis unknown insect - Megachile sculpturalis Megachile sculpturalis ? - Megachile sculpturalis Megachile sculpturalis? - Megachile sculpturalis Is this an Eastern Carpenter Bee - male? - Megachile sculpturalis
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 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)