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Megachile praedicta Cockerell 1908 (mason bee)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Megachilidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 234503

Full reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1908. A fossil leaf-cutting bee. The Canadian Entomologist 40:31-32

Belongs to Megachile according to F. E. Zeuner and F. J. Manning 1976

Sister taxa: Megachile (Litomegachile), Megachile amaguensis, Megachile shanwangae

Type specimen: UCM 4542, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Florissant, Station 14, which is in a Chadronian lacustrine - large shale in the Florissant Formation of Colorado.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body 11.0 x 4.0, forewing length 7.00