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Species Megachile frigida - Frigid Leaf-cutter Bee

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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 Xanthosarus)
Species frigida (Frigid Leaf-cutter Bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megachile monardarum
Megachile vidua var appalachensis
Explanation of Names
Megachile frigida Smith, 1853
Size
Female: 12-15 mm, male: 11-15 mm
Identification
It has dark front tibiae unlike M. latimanus
Range
New York, down the Appalachians to Georgia.
Season
June to September
Food
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
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