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Genus Mexalictus

Mexalictus arizonensis on Geranium - Mexalictus arizonensis - 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 Halictidae (Sweat, Furrow, Nomiine, and Shortface Bees)
Subfamily Halictinae (Sweat and Furrow Bees)
Tribe Halictini
Genus Mexalictus
Explanation of Names
Author of genus and species: Eickwort 1978
Generic name refers to Mexico, where the genus is best known, and its relationship to Halictus
Numbers
a single species in our area, 5 spp. total(1)
Range
so. AZ to Panama (map)(1)
Habitat
Wooded canyons in sky island mountain ranges including the Santa Rita, Huachuca, and Chiricahua Mountains.
Season
often found August-September
Food
often visits Geranium