Ashmeadiella Cockerell
  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
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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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