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Genus Lithurgus

Lithurgus chrysurus - female Lithurgus chrysurus - female Lithurgus chrysurus - male Lithurgus chrysurus Lithurgus chrysurus - male Lithurgus chrysurus - female Megachilidae? - Lithurgus chrysurus Megachilidae? - Lithurgus chrysurus
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 Lithurginae (Woodborer Bees)
Genus Lithurgus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=Lithurge
Numbers
7 spp. (incl. one of w. Palaearctic origin) in 2 subgenera in our area, spp. worldwide(1)
Range
much of the world; in the northern hemisphere, absent north of the warm temperate regions; in NA, more diverse in the south and the west (none reaches Canada)(1)
Food
Mainly cactus flowers
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