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Species Megachile albitarsis

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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 Megachile (Leafcutter and Resin Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Acentron)
Species albitarsis (Megachile albitarsis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megachile optiva; Megachile newelli; Megachile kallstroemiae; Megachile kallstraemiae
Range
Michigan and Indiana to North Carolina and Florida, west through Texas to Mexico.
Season
March to November in the more southern regions, May to September elsewhere.
Food
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
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