A new species of leafcutter bee, Megachile (Megachiloides) chomskyi, is described from Texas, United States. Megachile chomskyi is one of the four known species of the oenotherae species group of Megachiloides, all members sharing the long tongue, and is most similar to M. (Megachiloides) amica Cresson. Like other members of the oenotherae species group, this species probably shows oligolecty with Onagraceae (Evening-Primrose Family). A diagnosis, full description of both sexes and a key to the species of the oenotherae species group are provided.
Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.
Number of specimens in the collection
The estimated number of specimens in the Distribution Data for Megachile chomskyi collection is 19.
Of these 19 are databased. This represents 100.0 % of the collection.
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Metadata last updated on 2017-09-30 01:50:48.0
Digitised records available through the Atlas
The Distribution Data for Megachile chomskyi collection has an estimated 19 specimens.
The collection has databased 100.0 % of these (19 records).
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