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Species Megachile melanophaea - Black-and-gray Leaf-cutter Bee

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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 melanophaea (Black-and-gray Leaf-cutter Bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megachile calogaster
Megachile canadensis
Megachile melanophaea var submelanophaea
Megachile pseudolatimanus
Megachile tuala
Megachile wootoni
Megachile wootoni rohweri
Explanation of Names
Megachile melanophaea Smith 1853
♀ 12-14 mm, ♂ 9-12 mm
across the north and throughout the west (map)