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The Giant resin bee, megachile sculpturalis smith: new distributional records for the mid- and gulf- south USA
- Parys, Katherine A., Tripodi, Amber D., Sampson, Blair J.
- Biodiversity data journal 2015 v.3 no.e6733 pp. 1-23
- Megachile, bees, host plants, introduced species, population distribution, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Mississippi River, Missouri, Texas
- Background 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 Information New distributional records are presented for Megachile (callomegachile) sculpturalis Smith, an introduced bee. Additional records presente4d 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.