Hymenoptera of North Carolina
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Megachile mendica Cresson, 1878 - No Common Name


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Taxonomy
Family: Megachilidae Subfamily: MegachilinaeTribe: MegachiliniChecklist Number: 3294.00                                                                                  
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuide, Discover Life, GBIF
                                                                                 
Distribution in North Carolina
Distribution:
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Habitats include open sandy areas in the barrier islands and Fall-line Sandhills but may also include wooded habitats in the Piedmont and Mountains.
Larval Host Plants: Polylectic but with a preference for Asteraceae (Carril and Wilson, 2021). A wide range of host plants are also used to line the nests (Discover Life).
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Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S5
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