Megachile (Litomegachile) texana Cresson 1878

Gibbs, Jason, Ascher, John S., Rightmyer, Molly G. & Isaacs, Rufus, 2017, The bees of Michigan (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila), with notes on distribution, taxonomy, pollination, and natural history, Zootaxa 4352 (1), pp. 1-160: 109

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4352.1.1

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Megachile (Litomegachile) texana Cresson 1878
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Megachile (Litomegachile) texana Cresson 1878 

County records: Barry, Cass, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Clinton, Dickinson, Gladwin, Grand Traverse, Ingham, Iosco, Iron, Isabella, Kalkaska  , Kent, Leelanau, Livingston, Mackinac, Manistee, Marquette, Midland, Missaukee, Oakland, Oceana, Otsego, Ottawa, Shiawassee, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne.

Notes. Several biological notes on this ground-nesting species are available ( Hurd 1979), including from Missouri ( Rau 1922), Colorado ( Hicks 1926), New York (Eickwort et al. 1981), North Carolina ( Krombein 1953) and Florida ( Krombein 1970). Shallow nests, a few inches long, were also observed in flat sandy soil in Michigan (Gibbs 2017). One was adjacent to a highbush blueberry field in Van Buren County and a second was in a clearing at Rose Lake, Shiawassee County.