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The Giant Resin Bee, Megachile sculpturalis Smith: New Distributional Records for the Mid- and Gulf-south USA

Author:
Parys, Katherine A., Tripodi, Amber D., Sampson, Blair J.
Source:
Biodiversity data journal 2015 v.3 pp. e6733
ISSN:
1314-2828
Subject:
Megachile, bees, host plants, introduced species, population distribution, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Mississippi River, Missouri, Texas
Abstract:
Megachile (Callomegachile) sculpturalis Smith, the giant resin bee, is an adventive species in the United States. First established in the United States during the early 1990s, records currently exist from most states east of the Mississippi River along with Iowa and Kansas. New distributional records are presented for Megachile (Callomegachile) sculpturalis Smith, an introduced bee. Additional records presented here expand the known distribution southwest through Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas. An updated host plant list containing new records is also presented, expanding the number of known floral associations.
Agid:
4577033
Handle:
10113/4577033