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Species Osmia chalybea

Blue Metallic Bee - Osmia chalybea Q Bee 2 on Thistle - Osmia chalybea Bee - Osmia chalybea Sweat Bee ? - Osmia chalybea Megachilidae? - Osmia chalybea - female Osmia chalybea bee - Osmia chalybea Osmia chalybea in NJ - Osmia chalybea - 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 Megachilidae (Leafcutter, Mason, and Resin Bees, and allies)
Subfamily Megachilinae (Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, Sharptail, Mason, and Woolcarder bees and relatives)
Tribe Osmiini (Mason bees and relatives)
Genus Osmia (Mason Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Helicosmia)
Species chalybea (Osmia chalybea)
Explanation of Names
Author: Smith, 1853.
Size
Female, 14-15mm. Male 10-11mm.
Range
North Carolina to Florida and Texas. There are reports of its presence in NY and NJ.
Season
March to May.
Food
Thistle Cirsium. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
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