Osmia Panzer
Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Megachilidae
Subgenera: Allosmia, Caposmia, Cephalosmia, Diceratosmia, Erythrosmia, Euthosmia, Hapsidosmia, Helicosmia, Hemiosmia, Hoplosmia, Melanosmia, Metallinella, Nasutosmia, Neosmia, Osmia, Pyrosmia, Tergosmia, Trichinosmia, Uncertain

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Osmia distinguenda, female
© Copyright Gideon Pisanty 2011 · 9
Osmia distinguenda, female
Osmia lhotelleriei, female
© Copyright Gideon Pisanty 2011 · 9
Osmia lhotelleriei, female

Osmia lhotelleriei, female
© Copyright Gideon Pisanty 2011 · 9
Osmia lhotelleriei, female
Osmia distinguenda, female
© Copyright Gideon Pisanty 2011 · 9
Osmia distinguenda, female

Osmia gracilicornis, male
© Copyright Gideon Pisanty 2011 · 9
Osmia gracilicornis, male
Osmia rawlinsi AMNH BEE-TYPE-F
© Copyright Hadel Go 2011-2016 · 9
Osmia rawlinsi AMNH BEE-TYPE-F

Osmia rufohirta, female AMNH BEE00175388-3
© Copyright Hadel Go 2011-2016 · 9
Osmia rufohirta, female AMNH BEE00175388-3
Osmia avosetta ., male AMNH BEE00087211-3
© Copyright Hadel Go 2011-2016 · 9
Osmia avosetta ., male AMNH BEE00087211-3

Osmia spinigera, male AMNH BEE00200946-3
© Copyright Hadel Go 2011-2016 · 9
Osmia spinigera, male AMNH BEE00200946-3
Osmia chalybea, female AMNH BEE-00066888-1
© Copyright Hadel Go 2011-2016 · 9
Osmia chalybea, female AMNH BEE-00066888-1

Osmia pinguis carbo, female AMNH BEE00200977-2
© Copyright Hadel Go 2011-2016 · 9
Osmia pinguis carbo, female AMNH BEE00200977-2
Osmia albiventris, male AMNH BEE00065739-3
© Copyright Hadel Go 2011-2016 · 9
Osmia albiventris, male AMNH BEE00065739-3
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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.

This genus is a group of metallic green, blue or blue-green bees, with a short, robust body form. The basal abdominal tergum is flattened anteriorly but hardly concave, sometimes with a vague median sulcus. The metanotum and posterior face of the propodeum are perpendicular, forming the posterior surface of the thorax, and the scutellum is rounded, with rather large axillae. The notaulices are punctiform. and obscure. In the front wings both recurrent veins are received well within the limits of the 2nd submarginal cell. Arolia are evident between the claws, and the maxillary palpi are 5-segmented. Usually the abdominal terga are not fasciate. In the males tergum 6 usually has a small median apical emargination, and 7 is more deeply emarginate but is largely covered by 6. Sterna 1, 2 and 4 are exposed, but 3 is commonly hidden beneath sternum 2, while 5-8 are retracted and variously modified. There is a considerable diversity of nesting habits in Osmia, some of them excavating burrows in the soil, others using plant stems, vacated burrows of other bees, and empty snail shells. Sometimes these are lined with a paste made from plant tissue, and partitions between cells, or plugs closing the ends of the burrows, may be of this same material.


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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Asteraceae  Erigeron flagellaris @ DART_ENT (1)

Taraxacum @ I_JSA (1)
Fabaceae  Lotus @ I_JSA (3)

Lupinus argenteus @ DART_ENT (1); RMBL_ENT (1)

Lupinus @ I_JSA (2)

Trifolium alba @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Linaceae  Linum lewisii @ DART_ENT (1)
Plantaginaceae  Penstemon crandallii @ DART_ENT (1)
Rosaceae  Pentaphylloides floribunda @ RMBL_ENT (1)
_  thistle @ I_JSA (2)

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Number of matches : 4
Query: SELECT * FROM img WHERE ready=1 and taxon like "Osmia sp.%" and (lifeform != "specimen_tag" OR lifeform != "Animal") ORDER BY taxon

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Osmia sp.
Osmia sp.
Leaf Cutting Bee
ID: 9092 3191 3539 0035 [detail]
T. W. Davies
© 1999 California Academy of Sciences

Osmia sp.
Osmia sp.
Mason Bee
ID: 0000 0000 0708 0440 [detail]
© 2008 Gary McDonald

Osmia sp.
Osmia sp.
ID: 0000 0000 0410 1681 [detail]
© 2010 Gary McDonald

Osmia sp.
Osmia sp.
ID: 0000 0000 0311 0241 [detail]
© 2011 Gary McDonald

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