Megachile

Subgenus Leptorachis Mitchell, 1 species

Megachilidae: Megachile petulans Cresson

County Records: All from Mitchell. Miami-Dade, Walton, Indian River, Duval, Volusia, Lee, Alachua, Jefferson; Pascarella (Leon); I do not have the county records from the FSCA. Probably throughout Florida.

megpet.gif (17501 bytes)

Locations: Cutler, DeFuniak Springs, Indian River, Jacksonville Beach, Titusville, Crescent City, Monticello, Gainesville, Fort Myers, Tall Timbers,

Dates:

Plants: Polylectic, but especially Asteraceae, Fabaceae, and Lamiaceae

Notes: Occurs in SE USA, up to N. Jersey, coastal plain species. Subgenus is primarily neotropical in distribution. Observed to nest in ground.

Female

megpetmandible.GIF (372876 bytes) megpettop.GIF (341067 bytes) megpetside.GIF (325610 bytes) megpets6side.GIF (340375 bytes) megpets6.GIF (317675 bytes)

Male

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megpetsternum.GIF (448071 bytes) megpetsternum2.GIF (329993 bytes) megpetsternum3.GIF (400735 bytes)