Megachile (Litomegachile) brevis 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: 108

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Megachile (Litomegachile) brevis Say 1837
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Megachile (Litomegachile) brevis Say 1837 

County records: Allegan, Alpena, Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Cheboygan, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Ingham, Isabella, Kalamazoo, Leelanau, Livingston, Mason, Newaygo, Oakland, Oceana, Otsego, Ottawa, Saginaw, Shiawassee, St. Joseph, Van Buren.

Notes. The nesting biology of M. brevis  in Kansas has been studied in detail ( Michener 1953). Additional studies of this cavity and stem-nester are available from Kansas ( Baker et al. 1985), Missouri ( Rau 1934), Wisconsin ( Medler & Lussenhop 1968), and Oregon ( Rockwood 1951). The latter may pertain to M. onobrychidis Cockerell  , which was formerly considered a subspecies of M. brevis  (see Sheffield et al. 2011; Bzdyk 2012).