Saturday, January 14, 2012

Coelioxys Bee in Sumatra Indonesia





This species photos were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. Too bad, that i did not have the chance to take the photo of it from the top, so those all i could provide for the reader to guess what is the ID of it. From the reference i found, this species is surely from the family of Megachilidae (Leaf-cutter Bees, Mason Bees, and allies), but the ID has not yet been known. Description: length about 10mm, black and white colored bands at the abdomen, white hair at the head and leg, black antennae.

Reference:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/7605

Scientific Classification
Kingdom  : Animalia
Phylum     : Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class        : Insecta (Insects)
Order       : Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon : (Aculeata - Bees, Ants, and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon : (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family      : Megachilidae (Leaf-cutter Bees, Mason Bees, and allies)
Subfamily : Megachilinae
Tribe        : Megachilini
Genus      : Coelioxys

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