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Species Megachile apicalis

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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 (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 Eutricharaea)
Species apicalis (Megachile apicalis)
Explanation of Names
Author: Spinola, 1808
Size
Female: 8-9 mm. Male 6-8 mm
Range
Southern BC. East Coast and West Coast.
Food
Found on Centaurea cyanus. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Remarks
Introduced from Europe and the Middle East
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