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Megachile nigriventris Schenck, 1870
Megachile ursula Gerstäcker, 1869, senior synonym; Megachile curvicrus Thomson, 1872; Megachile hasticornis Cockerell, 1924

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Subgenus: Xanthosarus

Megachile nigriventris, female AMNH BEE
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Megachile nigriventris, female AMNH BEE

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Megachile nigriventris, female AMNH BEE
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Megachile nigriventris, female AMNH BEE
Megachile nigriventris, female AMNH BEE
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Megachile nigriventris, female AMNH BEE

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Male from Pl. Vogar, Bohinj, collected in July 1995.

 

Megachile nigriventris Schenck, 1870

 

 

Boreomontane species. In Slovenia on Pl. Vogar and in Logarska Dolina (Alpine region).

Probably oligolectic, specialized on Fabaceae. Nests in decaying wood where it excavates burrows. Cells are made of scraps of leaves.

Univoltine. Flies in June and July.

 

Razširjenost vrste v Sloveniji.

Znana je le iz Logarske doline in s planine Vogar nad Bohinjem.

 

 

Andrej Gogala: Bee fauna of Slovenia

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