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Species Megachile bahamensis - Bahama Leaf-cutter Bee

looks like a Megachile - Megachile bahamensis - male Bee - Megachile bahamensis - male Leaf-cutting bee - Megachile bahamensis - male
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
Tribe Megachilini
Genus Megachile (Leafcutter, Resin, and Mortar Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Melanosarus, Black Leaf-cutter Bees)
Species bahamensis (Bahama Leaf-cutter Bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Megachile floridensis
Identification
Note the ferruginous mid and hind tarsi (blackish in the otherwise similar M. xylocopoides).
Range
Southern Florida and the Bahamas.
Season
March to October.
Food
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
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