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Species Megachile umbripennis - Shadow-winged Resin Bee

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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 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