Megachile holosericea Fabricius

Megachile holosericea Fabricius

GENUS  (The bees of the World by Michener 2007)

FEMALE:

  • Scopa present on S2 to S5 or S6
  • Metasoma not tapering throughout its length

MALE:

  • T6 with large preapical carina (apparent apex of metasoma), often crenulate, often emarginated medially, sometimes reduced to two spines or rarely absent
  • Posterior lobe of pronotum usually with weak transverse ridge, sometimes with carina or low lamella but without spine

SPECIES description See ( Island: Fact And Theory in Nature  By James D. Lazell)

For species picture see Figures 8-10 (The Bees of Greater Puerto Rico by Genaro and Franz)

  • up to 15 mm

FEMALE:

  • hair color slightly yellowish
  • scopa yellowish-red

MALE

  • front legs brightly colored, expanded and modified 

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