Scientific Name: Megachile addenda Cresson, 1878

Common Name: Megachile addenda


Megachile addenda Cresson, 1878: 124 [♀,♂‚]

     Lectotype ♀ [desingated by Cresson 1916: 110]. USA, Georgia [ANSP no. 2418].

Megachile manumuskin Viereck, 1902: 28 [♀,♂‚] [synonymy by Viereck 1906: 696; Mitchell 1927: 178].

     Syntypes ?♀. USA, New Jersey, Manumuskni, 24 July 1901, by E. Daecke [ANSP no. 10136].


Species Notes

Though Mitchell (1927: 178) placed M. manumuskin Viereck into synonymy under M. addenda Cresson, Viereck (1906) indicated this two decades previous, so is given credit here.

The DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN) for this species is BOLD:AAE1212.




Graenicher (1905) indicated that nests of this species were attacked by the cuckoo Coelioxys funeraria Smith (as C. lucrosa Cresson) or a closely related species as a nest parasite of Megachile addenda Cresson.



Cresson ET (1878) Descriptions of new North American Hymenoptera in the collection of the American Entomological Society. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 7: 61-136. https://doi.org/10.2307/25076368 

Graenicher S (1905) Some observations on the life history and habits of parasitic bees. Bulletin of the Wisconsin Natural History Society 3(4): 153-167. 

Mitchell TB (1927) Notes on the Megachilidae. Psyche 34(5): 178-181.

Viereck, HL (1902) Descriptions of North American bees. The Canadian Entomologist 34(12): 325-331. https://doi.org/10.4039/Ent34325-12

Viereck HL (1909) Order Hymenoptera, pp 579-699 in: Morse SR, The Insects of New Jersey. Annual report of the New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, N.J.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Ontario, Quebec
Ecozone: Boreal Shield, Mixwood Plains

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