Family Megachilidae Latreille 1802 (mason bee)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Megachilidae

Full reference: P. A. Latreille. 1802. Histoire Naturelle, Générale et Particulière des Crustacés et des Insectes, Tome Troisième 1-467

Parent taxon: Anthophila according to M. Sann et al. 2018

See also Carpenter 1992, Cockerell 1906, Engel 2001, Engel et al. 2012, Sharkey 2007, Wappler 2003 and Zeuner and Manning 1976

Sister taxa: Andrenidae, Apidae, Colletidae, Halictidae, Melittidae, Stenotritidae

Subtaxa: Apiaria dubia Lithurginae Megachilinae Probombus

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Type: Megachile

Ecology:

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: California collection)

• Miocene of China (2), the Dominican Republic (1), Germany (2), the Russian Federation (1), United States (1: Idaho)

• Oligocene of Germany (4)

• Eocene of Denmark (1), Germany (3), Lithuania (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (12), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (6: Colorado)

• Paleocene of France (1)

Total: 39 collections including 76 occurrences

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