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Megachile melanophaea  Smith, 1853
Taxonomic Serial No.: 761776

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Megachile wootoni Cockerell, 1898
    Megachile femorata Provancher, 1882
    Megachile pseudolatimanus Strand, 1917
    Megachile tuala Strand, 1917
    Megachile canadensis Friese, 1903
    Megachile wootoni rohweri Cockerell, 1906
    Megachile gemula fulvogemula Mitchell, 1935
  Common Name(s): Mégachile mélanophée [French]
  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 melanophaea Smith, 1853 – Mégachile mélanophée  
    Direct Children:  
                                                          Subspecies Megachile melanophaea calogaster Cockerell, 1898  
                                                          Subspecies Megachile melanophaea melanophaea Smith, 1853  
                                                          Subspecies Megachile melanophaea rohweri Cockerell, 1906  
                                                          Subspecies Megachile melanophaea submelanophaea Mitchell, 1935  
                                                          Subspecies Megachile melanophaea wootoni Cockerell, 1898  

  Expert: John S. Ascher, PhD  
  Notes: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore   
  Reference for: Megachile melanophaea    
  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 melanophaea   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Provancher, l'Abbé  
  Publication Date: 1882   
  Article/Chapter Title: Faune Canadienne   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Le Naturaliste Canadien, vol. 8, no. 152   
  Page(s): 225-242   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0253-116X   
  Notes: Available at   
  Reference for: Megachile melanophaea   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Smith, Frederick / Gray, John Edward, ed.  
  Publication Date: 1853   
  Article/Chapter Title: Andrenidae and Apidae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Catalogue of Hymenopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, Part I   
  Page(s): 465   
  Publisher: Taylor and Francis   
  Publication Place: London, England   
  Notes: Available at   
  Reference for: original description   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Alaska, Native  
    Canada, Native  
    Continental US, Native  






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