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Species Megachile umbripennis - Shadow-winged Resin Bee

Bee - Megachile umbripennis - male Bee - Megachile umbripennis - male
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 Callomegachile, Giant Resin Bees)
Species umbripennis (Shadow-winged Resin Bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megachile schauinslandi Alfken, 1898; Megachile domesticum Perkins, 1899, nomen nudum; Megachile lerma Cameron, 1908
Explanation of Names
The specific epithet refers to its dark wings
Relatively small, i.e. much smaller than M. sculpturalis
Introduced to S Florida and to the Hawaiian Islands from Asia
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Reported in S Florida by multiple investigators including J. Wiley and S. Lenberger.

Here's a specimen record:
Print References
none for Florida. See papers on Hawaiian and SE Asian bees.
Internet References