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Species Megachile lanata - Woolly Wall Bee

Interesting bee - Megachile lanata - male Interesting bee - Megachile lanata - male Orange Bee - Megachile lanata - 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
Tribe Megachilini
Genus Megachile (Leafcutter, Resin, and Mortar Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Pseudomegachile)
Species lanata (Woolly Wall Bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megachile proxima
Explanation of Names
The common name refers to the specific epithet and to Fabre's common name for a related Old World species.
Range
Old World species, widely distributed through the Ethiopian and Oriental regions, and has been established in the West Indies since the days of the slave trade.
Food
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Remarks
introduced from the Old World tropics
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