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Genus Heriades

Bee ZH3Z2809 - Heriades - female Small Megachilid - Heriades - female Megachilidae? - Heriades - female Small black bee - Heriades leavitti - female Bee - Heriades - male Bee - Heriades - male Small black bee - Heriades - male Resin Bee - Heriades carinata - female
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 Osmiini (Mason bees and relatives)
Genus Heriades
Explanation of Names
Author: Spinola
Numbers
11 spp. (all in subgen. Neotrypetes) in our area, 140 spp. in 8 subgenera worldwide(1)
Identification
Heriades have abdomens that strong curl under. The first segment of the abdomen (T1) is concave with a sharp edge; both of these features are shown here . Also notice how each segment of the abdomen appears to be constricted as in this one
(2)
Range
worldwide except S. America & Australia; throughout NA [map](1)
Internet References
Michener C.D. (1938) American bees of the genus Heriades. Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 31(4): 514-531