Dear Nicholas: Megachile sculpturalis is in St. Louis as well. It likes both native and introduced legumes. Males and females visit the Missouri BotanicalMessage 1 of 4 , Sep 25, 2012View SourceDear Nicholas:Megachile sculpturalis is in St. Louis as well. It likes both native and introduced legumes. Males and females visit the Missouri Botanical Garden in spring when certain trees are in bloom.PeterOn Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 1:01 PM, Nicholas Stewart <nick.s2art@...> wrote:
Yeah, there's little doubt on those undoubtably being M. sculpturalis - that is, minus a reservation i have concerning a number of the males being about half the size of the all the other males & females... Any insight into that?Not sure whether it was known to date that they're in N GA yet, but it's confirmed now!!Nick Stewart
On Saturday, September 22, 2012, Liz Day wrote:
Again, POSTIVE - but first sign of species in N GA since study onset in 2009! ZERO (0) of these monsters collected every other year of study, w/ Identically intensive sampling...obviously, just moved into N GA!
2012 (47) FEMALES, (39) MALES
This bee is pretty huge and pretty distinctive, isn't it? I think it may still be expanding its range. It seems like it should be a reasonable possibility. Does the range maps at Discover Life show it in the general area?
Indianapolis (where we have M. sculpturalis)
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