Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee Megachile rotundata (Fabricius, 1793)Non-native    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Megachilidae   >   Genus Megachile   

Status:

"A purposefully introduced bee, used, at times, in the pollination of alfalfa and other crops, but now widely naturalized and can be found throughout North America, particularly in urban or disturbed areas" (S. Droege, 2013).

There are 23 records in the project database.

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A female Megachile rotundata collected in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/8/2013). Collected by Tim McMahon and photographed by Brooke Alexander. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Megachile rotundata collected in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/8/2013). Collected by Tim McMahon and photographed by Brooke Alexander. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Megachile rotundata collected in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/8/2013). Collected by Tim McMahon and photographed by Brooke Alexander. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/18/2020). (c) Frode Jacobsen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Frode Jacobsen via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Megachile rotundata, male, Maryland (2012). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)


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