Megachile

Subgenus Pseudocentron Mitchell, 1 species

Megachilidae: Megachile pruina pruina Smith

County Records: Miami-Dade, Monroe

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Locations: Gordonís Pass, Cedar Keys, Miami, Miami Beach, Flamingo, Homestead, Key Largo, Long Key, ENP

Dates: April-October

Plants: Polylectic, mostly Asteraceae and Fabaceae

Notes: A neotropical subgenus of Megachile. Found in SE USA (NC to Florida and to Texas). This species probably occurs primarily along the coast?

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