Mason, Leafcutter, Carder, and Resin Bees

Megachilidae

Summary 2

The Megachilidae are a cosmopolitan family of (mostly) solitary bees whose pollen-carrying structure (called a scopa) is restricted to the ventral surface of the abdomen (rather than mostly or exclusively on the hind legs as in other bee families).

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  1. (c) Valter Jacinto, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/58213213@N00/3429929151
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megachilidae

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