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Species Megachile albitarsis - White-footed Leafcutter

Leaf-Cutting Bee - Megachile albitarsis Megachilid - Megachile albitarsis - male Megachilid digging burrow - Megachile albitarsis - female The Bee Whisperer - Megachile albitarsis - female Megachile - Megachile albitarsis Megachile - Megachile albitarsis Brown Megachile - Megachile albitarsis - male Megachilid? - Megachile albitarsis
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 Acentron, Large-toothed Leafcutters)
Species albitarsis (White-footed Leafcutter)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megachile optiva; Megachile newelli; Megachile kallstroemiae; Megachile kallstraemiae
Michigan and Indiana to North Carolina and Florida, west through Texas to Mexico.
March to November in the more southern regions, May to September elsewhere.
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
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