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Species Megachile centuncularis - Linnean Leafcutter

Megachile? - Megachile centuncularis - female Big Bee, Little Bee - Megachile centuncularis - female Leafcutter bee - Megachile centuncularis - female Megachile centuncularis - female Megachile - Megachile centuncularis - female Megachile centuncularis? - Megachile centuncularis - male Megachile - Megachile centuncularis - male Small bee - Megachile centuncularis - female
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 Megachile)
Species centuncularis (Linnean Leafcutter)
Other Common Names
Patchwork Leafcutter
Explanation of Names
author: Linnaeus, 1758
Female: 10-11 mm. Male: 8-9 mm.
Holarctic; coast-to-coast in Canada and the northern half of the US(1). Discover Life Map.
Possibly introduced.
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known associations based on specimen records and images.
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