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Ashmeadiella Cockerell
Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Megachilidae
Subgenera: Arogochila, Ashmeadiella, Chilosima, Cubitognatha, Isosmia

Ashmeadiella prosopidis, female, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Ashmeadiella prosopidis, female, face

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Ashmeadiella prosopidis, female, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Ashmeadiella prosopidis, female, side
Ashmeadiella prosopidis, female, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Ashmeadiella prosopidis, female, top

Ashmeadiella prosopidis, female, wing
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Ashmeadiella prosopidis, female, wing
Ashmeadiella foxiella, female, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Ashmeadiella foxiella, female, face

Ashmeadiella foxiella, female, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Ashmeadiella foxiella, female, side
Ashmeadiella foxiella, female, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Ashmeadiella foxiella, female, top

Ashmeadiella foxiella, female, wing
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Ashmeadiella foxiella, female, wing
Ashmeadiella meliloti, male, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Ashmeadiella meliloti, male, face

Ashmeadiella meliloti, male, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Ashmeadiella meliloti, male, side
Ashmeadiella meliloti, male, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Ashmeadiella meliloti, male, top

Ashmeadiella meliloti, male, wing
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Ashmeadiella meliloti, male, wing
Ashmeadiella dimalla, female, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Ashmeadiella dimalla, female, face

Ashmeadiella dimalla, female, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Ashmeadiella dimalla, female, side
Ashmeadiella dimalla, female, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Ashmeadiella dimalla, female, top
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Overview

The following material taken with permission from: Mitchell, T.B. 1962. Bees of the Eastern United States, Volume II. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station. Tech. Bul. No.152, 557 p.

Only two species of Ashmeadiella have been recorded in the Eastern United States, but it is represented in the west by nearly 50 species, in 6 subgenera. The basal abdominal tergum is concave anteriorly but the margin is not carinate; the posterior face of the propodeum is perpendicular, its dorsal margin more sloping, narrowly pitted, with the metanotum posterior to the rounded scutellum. The axillae are very small, not at all protuberant; the notaulices of the scutum are linear; the pleura have an anterior, relatively smooth face which is demarked from the lateral surface by a low carina; and the tubercles are small, with a low, inconspicuous carina. In the front wings both recurrent veins are received well within the base and apex of the 2nd submarginal cell, and the stigma is large. Arolia are present; the maxillary palpi are 4-segmented; and the abdominal terga have conspicuous, entire, apical, pale fasciae. In the males, tergum 6 is conspicuously quadri-dentate, tergum 7 very short, transverse, largely hidden; and sterna 5-8 are retracted and more or less markedly modified.


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