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Family Megachilidae - Leafcutter, Mason, and Resin Bees, and allies

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Phylogeny of the bee family Megachilidae (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) based on adult morphology
By Gonzalez V.H., Griswold T.L., Praz C.J., Danforth B.N.
Syst. Entomol. 37: 261-286, 2012

Wool carder bees of the genus Anthidium in the Western Hemisphere (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): diversity, host plant associa...
By Victor H. Gonzalez , Terry L. Griswold
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Vol. 168(2), pp. 221–425, 2013
This is an outstanding reference covering New World members of the genus Anthidium.

The full title is:

"Wool carder bees of the genus Anthidium in the Western Hemisphere (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): diversity, host plant associations, phylogeny, and biogeography"
The 200+ page revision can be:

1) Freely viewed online at the URL:  

Leafcutter and Mason Bees of the Genus Megachile Latreille (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) in Canada and Alaska
By Sheffield, Cory S. et al.
Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification, 2011
"Our objective is to provide an up-to-date revision of the genus Megachile of this region, including an interactive key to the species, and summaries of biogeographic distribution and life history."

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A Revision of the Genus Ashmeadiella (Hymen., Megachilidae)
By Michener, Charles D.
The American Midland Naturalist. 22(1): 1-84, 1939
Available online at JStor

The Megachiline Bees of California (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)
By Paul D. Hurd, Jr., and Charles D. Michener
University of California Press, 1955
Bulletin of the California Insect Survey Vol. 3 FULL TEXT

The Pollen-Collecting Bees of the Anthidiini of California (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)
By Grigarick, A. A. and L. A. Stange
Bulletin of the California Insect Survey, University of California, 1968
    Full Text

Text of 113 pages, with 41 maps and 227 figures at the end of the paper.

New records and range extensions of several species of native bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) from Mississippi
By Katherine Parys, Terry Griswold, Harold W. Ikerd, Michael Christopher Orr
Biodiversity Data Journal. 2018 May 17;(6), 2018

The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America's Bees.
By Joseph S. Wilson & Olivia J. Messinger Carril
Princeton University Press, 2015
A wonderfully written, richly and attractively illustrated book, mostly with the authors' own excellent images!
This is a wonderful introduction to North America's over 4000 native bee species. The title page's photos communicate at once the great diversity of our bee fauna.
A MUST for everyone who wants to learn about the bees that have evolved with our flora, as well as a useful reference for professionals.

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