Megachile (Litomegachile) mendica 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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Megachile (Litomegachile) mendica Cresson 1878


Megachile (Litomegachile) mendica Cresson 1878 

County records: Alger, Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Cass, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Clinton, Delta, Eaton, Emmet, Gladwin, Gratiot, HIllsdale, Huron, Ingham, Ionia, Iosco, Isabella, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska  , Kent, Lake, Leelanau, Lenawee, Livingston, Manistee, Mecosta, Midland, Missaukee, Monroe, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa, Roscommon, Saginaw, Shiawassee, St. Joseph, Tuscola, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne, Wexford. 

Notes. Trap-nests described from Wisconsin ( Medler 1965; Medler & Lussenhop 1968), Kansas and North Carolina ( Baker et al. 1985), and New York, Maryland, North Carolina and Florida ( Krombein 1967). Nesting in an old log in Missouri reported by Rau (1922). There is a published record of M. mendica  nesting in the ground in Texas ( Williams et al. 1986), but this cannot be confirmed. The presumed depository at Texas A&M does not have any material matching the paper (K. Wright, in litt.).