WILD BEES
OF THE NATIONAL BUTTERFLY CENTER
Mission, Texas

Coelioxys azteca, Coelioxys aztecus, Aztec cuckoo leafcutter bee, Copyright 2018 Paula Sharp
Ancylocelis apiformis, crooked-legged bee, Copyright 2018 Paula Sharp
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Melissoptila otomita long-horned bee, Copyright 2018 Paula Sharp
Megachile toluca, Toluca leafcutter bee, Tylomegachile, Copyright 2018 Paula Sharp
Tetraloniella wilmatte, Wilmatte's long-horned bee, Copyright 2018 Paula Sharp
Coelioxys slossoni, Cuckoo leafcutter bee, Copyright 2018 Paula Sharp
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  PHOTOGRAPHY &
WILD BEE ID GUIDE

by Paula Sharp & Ross Eatman

We are grateful to Dr. John L. Neff of the Central Texas Melittological Institute for generous help in supplying information on species identifications, behavior and range.  Many thanks also to Dr.  John S. Ascher of the National University of Singapore; and to Dr. Karen Wright of Texas A&M University, for their essential assistance in identifying bees shown on this website.