Carpenter-mimic Leafcutter Bee (Megachile xylocopoides)
|Order: Hymenoptera (hy-men-OP-ter-a) (Info) |
This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
|By Hyblaean |
|Neutral ||Hyblaean ||On Aug 8, 2006, Hyblaean from Niles, IL
(Zone 5b) wrote:
by Patrick Coin -Additional contributions by Lynette
Circa 13 mm
A very dark Megachile, resembles a Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa, especially such blue-black species as Xylocopa micans.
Southeastern United States, esp. coastal plain, and west to southwestern deserts.
March-November (Florida). May-September (North Carolina)
Timer: 4.9 jiffies (0.048954010009766).