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Megachilid Bee - Megachile albitarsis - female

Megachilid Bee - Megachile albitarsis - Female
Lake Placid - Archbold Biological Station, Highlands County, Florida, USA
October 17, 2008
I don't know if this one is identifiable to species or not from this one shot. I am pretty sure it is a Megachilid though, possibly genus Megachile?

Thanks for any input,


I believe this is Megachile albitarsis

note very pale hairs covering T6 and shape of white scuto-scutellar hair line and lateral hair patches.

Similar to M. petulans but can be distinguished based on above features (and mandibles of course if these were visible).

Thank you
once again, Dr Ascher.

Moved from ID Request.


Thank you
Dr. Ascher.

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