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Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis belong to the genus Megachile, a cosmopolitan group of solitary bees, that are often called leafcutter bees or leafcutting bees.

Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis © Gary Taylor
Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis © Gary Taylor

The Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis has been sighted in both WA and down the east coast. The distribution in the midwest and southern part of Western Australia, and down the east side of Australia from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Many thanks to Gary Taylor for contribution and permission to use his images on this page Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis. Check out his blog The more you know…


  • 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 macularis

Footnote & References

  1. Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis, images supplied courtesy of Gary Taylor
  2. Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:120c7497-f842-4b02-a2ed-36f7e318d931
  3. Native macularis megachile, PaDIL, https://www.padil.gov.au/pollinators/pest/main/138784/24035
  4. Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis, Canberra Nature Map, https://canberra.naturemapr.org/species/8238

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