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Species Chelostoma rapunculi

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 Osmiini
Genus Chelostoma
No Taxon (Subgenus Gyrodromella)
Species rapunculi (Chelostoma rapunculi)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chelostoma rapunculi (Lepeletier, 1841)
Heriades rapunculi Lepeletier, 1841; Apis fuliginosa_homonym Panzer, 1798; Heriades nigricornis Nylander, 1848; Chelostoma inerme Eversmann, 1852; Heriades casularum Chevier, 1872; Osmia (Acanthosmia) archanensis Cockerell, 1928; Osmia (Acanthosmia) platyodonta Cockerell, 1928
Specimens have been collected in NY and CT
Oligolectic on Campanula (Campanulaceae) and possibly on related genera (Amiet et al., 2004, Sedivy et al., 2008, Westrich, 1989). The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Life Cycle
Nests in preexisting cavities: insect burrows and drilled borings in dead wood or bark; hollow stems (e.g. Phragmites) and drilled borings in stems.
From the Palaearctic
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