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Bee - Lithurgopsis apicalis

Bee - Lithurgopsis apicalis
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
April 27, 2006
Size: 1/2 inch
In a Prickly Pear Cactus bloom

Moved from Lithurgus.

Moved from Leaf-cutting Bees.

likely Lithurgus apicalis
L. echinocacti usually has red visible on the legs

Lithurge sp.
This is most likely a species of Lithurge (aka Lithurgus) in the family Megachilidae.

Lithurgus is now considered correct
because Lithurge was proposed as a French vernacular name

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