Broad-handed Leaf-cutter Bee Megachile latimanus Say, 1823  

Description:

Note the large expanded tarsal segments on the front legs of the male. These are used to hide the females eyes during mating. (S. Droege, pers. comm.)

There are 5 records in the project database.

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Megachile latimanus in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/17/2014). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Broad-handed Leaf-cutter Bee in Baltimore City, Maryland (5/19/2015). Determined by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A male Broad-handed Leaf-cutter Bee in Not Maryland (12/1/2015). Collected by Brianne Du Clos. Image processed by Dejen Mengis. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male Broad-handed Leaf-cutter Bee in Not Maryland (12/1/2015). Collected by Brianne Du Clos. Image processed by Dejen Mengis. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male Broad-handed Leaf-cutter Bee in Not Maryland Co., Maryland (12/1/2015). Collected by Brianne Du Clos. Image processed by Dejen Mengis. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)


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