Megachile (Eutricharaea)Megachile chrysopyga Megachile macularis

Megahile chrysopyga, (Latin chryso meaning “golden” and pyga meaning “rump”)… So first pic is Megachile (Eutricharaea, thus leaf cutter) chrysopyga female, second pic is her matching sock, the male.

Author Gary Taylor
Megachile chrysopyga, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Female Megachile chrysopyga, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Megachile chrysopyga, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Male Megachile chrysopyga, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Megachile chrysopyga on Illyarrie (Eucalyptus erythrocorys), WA © Gary Taylor
Megachile chrysopyga on Illyarrie (Eucalyptus erythrocorys), WA © Gary Taylor

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Apoidea
  • Informal: Apiformes
  • Family: Megachilidae
  • Subfamily: Megachilinae
  • Tribe: Megachilini
  • Genus: Megachile
  • Subgenus: infrageneric Eutricharaea
  • Species: Megachile chrysopyga

Footnote & References

  1. Megachile (Eutricharaea) chrysopyga, Images © Gary Taylor
  2. Megachile (Eutricharaea) chrysopyga, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:a6861226-214e-400e-8ca3-23b127054480#gallery

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