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Species Megachile inimica - Hostile 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 Sayapis)
Species inimica (Hostile Leaf-cutter Bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megachile sayi Cresson, 1878
Megachile heterodonta Cockerell, 1900
Megachile sayi paludicola Cockerell, 1911
Megachile sayi var sancta Cockerell, 1912
Megachile inimica sayi (Cresson, 1878)
Megachile inimica var jacumbensis Mitchell, 1927
Megachile inimica jacumbensis Mitchell, 1927
Sayapis sayi (Cresson, 1878)
Explanation of Names
Author of species is Cresson, 1872.
Size
Female: 13-16mm; male 11-14mm.
Range
Widespread across NA and south to Guatemala
Season
February to April.
Food
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images. Pollen specialist on Asteraceae.