Carpenter-mimic Leafcutter Bee (Megachile xylocopoides)

Order: Hymenoptera (hy-men-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Megachilidae
Genus: Megachile
Species: xylocopoides

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Marion, Arkansas

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On Aug 8, 2006, Hyblaean from Niles, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/23995
by Patrick Coin -Additional contributions by Lynette

Size
Circa 13 mm

Identification
A very dark Megachile, resembles a Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa, especially such blue-black species as Xylocopa micans.

Range
Southeastern United States, esp. coastal plain, and west to southwestern deserts.

Season
March-November (Florida). May-September (North Carolina)