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Megachile maritima (Kirby, 1802)
Apis maritima Kirby, 1802; Megachile flaviventris Schenck, 1853; Megachile kashgarensis Cockerell, 1913; Megachile maritima continentalis Hedicke, 1938; Megachile (Xanthosarus) maritima kashgarensis Cockerell, 1913, valid subspecies; Megachile maritima yamadai Yasumatsu, 1938; Megachile (Xanthosarus) maritima mandschurica Hedicke, 1940, valid subspecies

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Subgenus: Xanthosarus

Megachile maritima yamadai, female AMNH BEE
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Megachile maritima yamadai, female AMNH BEE

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Megachile maritima yamadai, male AMNH BEE
© Copyright Hadel Go 2014 · 8
Megachile maritima yamadai, male AMNH BEE
Megachile maritima yamadai, female AMNH BEE
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Megachile maritima yamadai, female AMNH BEE

Megachile maritima yamadai, female AMNH BEE
© Copyright Hadel Go 2014 · 7
Megachile maritima yamadai, female AMNH BEE
Megachile maritima yamadai, male AMNH BEE
© Copyright Hadel Go 2014 · 7
Megachile maritima yamadai, male AMNH BEE

Megachile maritima yamadai, male AMNH BEE
© Copyright Hadel Go 2014 · 7
Megachile maritima yamadai, male AMNH BEE
Megachile maritima yamadai, male AMNH BEE
© Copyright Hadel Go 2014 · 6
Megachile maritima yamadai, male AMNH BEE

Megachile maritima yamadai, male AMNH BEE
© Copyright Hadel Go 2014 · 6
Megachile maritima yamadai, male AMNH BEE
Megachile maritima yamadai, male AMNH BEE
© Copyright Hadel Go 2014 · 6
Megachile maritima yamadai, male AMNH BEE

Megachile maritima yamadai, female AMNH BEE-labels
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Megachile maritima yamadai, female AMNH BEE-labels
Megachile maritima yamadai, male AMNH BEE-labels
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Megachile maritima yamadai, male AMNH BEE-labels

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Fabaceae  Lotus corniculatus @ BBSL (2)

Medicago sativa @ BBSL (114)

Onobrychis sp @ BBSL (19)

Trifolium sp @ BBSL (1)

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Female on Centaurea . Fontanigge, Sečovlje salt-pans, Istra, August 2008.

 

Megachile maritima (Kirby, 1802)

 

 

European species, widely distributed in Slovenia.

Polylectic species. Nests in burrows in the ground, excavated by itself. Cells are made of scraps of leaves.

Probably partly bivoltine. Flies from May to September.

 

Razširjenost vrste v Sloveniji.

Zelo razširjena, a le ponekod pogosta vrsta.

 

 

Andrej Gogala: Bee fauna of Slovenia

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