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Megachile cordata  Smith, 1879
Taxonomic Serial No.: 761279

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Megachile asarna Cockerell, 1937
    Megachile capiticola Cockerell, 1938
    Megachile chromatica Cockerell, 1932
    Megachile ekuivella Cockerell, 1909
    Megachile flammicauda Cockerell, 1937
    Megachile gratiosella Cockerell, 1935
    Megachile haematognatha Cockerell, 1937
    Megachile harthulura Cockerell, 1937
    Megachile heteroscopa Cockerell, 1937
    Megachile krebsiana Strand, 1911
    Megachile mackieae Cockerell, 1937
    Megachile masaiella Cockerell, 1930
    Megachile melanura Cockerell, 1937
    Megachile natalica Cockerell, 1920
    Megachile rhodesica Cockerell, 1920
    Megachile rufosuffusa Cockerell, 1937
    Megachile rufulina Cockerell, 1937
    Megachile semiflava Cockerell, 1937
    Megachile tardula Cameron, 1905
    Megachile subcordata Cockerell, 1938
    Megachile ekuivensis Cockerell, 1909
    Megachile frontalis Smith, 1853
    Megachile callognatha Cockerell, 1932
    Megachile rhodesica haematognatha Cockerell, 1937
    Megachile venusta semiflava Cockerell, 1937
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                               OrderHymenoptera  – abelha, formiga, vespa, ants, bees, wasps  
                                  SuborderApocrita  – abeilles, fourmis, guêpes véritables, narrow-waisted hymenopterans, ants, bees, true wasps  
                                        SuperfamilyApoidea  – bees, sphecoid wasps, apoid wasps  
                                           FamilyMegachilidae  – leafcutting bees  
                                                    GenusMegachile Latreille, 1802  
                                                       SpeciesMegachile cordata Smith, 1879  

  Expert: John S. Ascher, PhD  
  Notes: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore   
  Reference for: Megachile cordata    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist - Draft-54, website (version Draft-54)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Ascher, J. S. and J. Pickering. 1 February, 2020. Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila).   
  Reference for: Megachile cordata   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eardley, Connal, and Rosalind Urban  
  Publication Date: 2010   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalogue of Afrotropical bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apiformes)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zootaxa, issue 2455   
  Page(s): 1-548   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1175-5326   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Megachile cordata   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Smith, Frederick  
  Publication Date: 1879   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Descriptions of New Species of Hymenoptera in the Collection of the British Museum   
  Page(s): 240   
  Publisher: Taylor and Francis   
  Publication Place: London   
  Notes: Available at   
  Reference for: original description   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  






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