Megachile (Sayapis) pugnata pugnata Say 1837

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: 111

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

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Megachile (Sayapis) pugnata pugnata Say 1837
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Megachile (Sayapis) pugnata pugnata Say 1837 

County records: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Cass, Cheboygan, Clinton, Dickinson, Eaton, Emmet, Gladwin, Gogebic, Gratiot, Ingham, Iron, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska  , Kent, Keweenaw, Lake, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Mecosta, Midland, Monroe, Montmorency, Oakland, Otsego, Ottawa, Roscommon, Saginaw, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne.

Notes. Specialist on Asteraceae  . This cavity-nester has been studied in Wisconsin ( Medler 1964a; Medler & Lussenhop 1968). In Utah, it has been explored for its potential as a managed pollinator of commercial sunflower ( Tepedino & Frohlich 1982). Megachile pugnata  is commonly found in trap-nests placed in both MSU campus, East Lansing, Michigan and prairie restorations in the LP (JG, pers. obs.).

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