Leafcutter or Mason Bee
( Megachilidae )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Megachilidae
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Common Name:Leafcutter or Mason Bee
Life Stage:(I) indeterminate/irrelevant

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Hymenoptera
Suborder:Apocrita
Family:Megachilidae
Taxon Code:HYM01574
ITIS/TSN:154365

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Gardens at Lake Merritt, Lakeside Park, 666 Bellevue, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01100110

RECOGNITION
Description
Most are of moderate size and stout bodies. Front wings with two submarginal cells, abdomen with pollen-collecting basket ventrally, absent in parasitic species.
Body Length
6-18 mm.

BIOLOGY

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Family Megachilidae - Leaf-cutter Bees, Mason Bees, and allies. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/84). Accessed March 12, 2016. .
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