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Species Coelioxys mexicanus

Bee - Coelioxys mexicanus - female Cuckoo-leaf-cutter Bee - Coelioxys mexicanus - male Cuckoo-leaf-cutter Bee - Coelioxys mexicanus Cuckoo-leaf-cutter Bee - Coelioxys mexicanus Cuckoo Leafcutter - Coelioxys mexicanus - female Cuckoo Leafcutter - Coelioxys mexicanus - female Cuckoo Leafcutter - Coelioxys mexicanus - female Coelioxys mexicanus - 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 Megachilini (Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, and Sharptail bees)
Genus Coelioxys (Cuckoo Leaf-cutter Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Haplocoelioxys, now included in subgenus Glyptocoelioxys)
Species mexicanus (Coelioxys mexicanus)
Explanation of Names
Author: Cresson, 1878
Size
Female: 12 mm. Male: 11-12 mm
Range
Texas to North Carolina and Florida, south through Mexico to Central America.
Season
April to November
Food
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
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