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Megachile dakotensis Mitchell, 1926


Scientific Name: Megachile dakotensis Mitchell, 1926

Common Name: Dakota Leafcutter Bee


Megachile dakotensis Mitchell, 1926: 164 [♂, ♀].

     Holotype ♂. USA, South Dakota, Hot Springs, 10 July 1924 [South Dakota State College].


DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:AAX2925 

Distribution in Canada: Gibbs et al. 2023 [MB]; Onuferko et al. 2023 [MB].


Gibbs J, Hanuschuk E, Miller R, Dubois M, Martini M, Robinson S, Nakagawa P, Sheffield CS, Onuferko T (2023) A checklist of the bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Manitoba, Canada. The Canadian Entomologist 155: E3.

Onuferko TM, Buck M, Gibbs J, Sokoloff PC (2023) Asymmetric responses by bees and aculeate wasps to dune stabilisation across the southern Canadian prairies Insect Diversity and Conservation 16:

Mitchell TB (1926) On the Megachile of South Dakota. Psyche 33: 162-167.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Polylectic
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Manitoba
Ecozone: Prairie