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Megachile rotundata  (Fabricius, 1787)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1160534

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Megachile rotundata (Fabricius, 1793)
    Megachile pruinosa Pérez, 1897
    Apis rotundata Fabricius, 1787
    Apis pacifica Panzer, 1798
    Megachile nadia Nurse, 1903
    Megachile imbecilla Gerstäcker, 1869
  Common Name(s): découpeuse de la luzerne [French]
    alfalfa leafcutting bee [English]
    alfalfa leaf-cutter bee [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                               OrderHymenoptera  – abelha, formiga, vespa, ants, bees, wasps  
                                  SuborderApocrita  – abeilles, fourmis, guêpes véritables, narrow-waisted hymenopterans, ants, bees, true wasps  
                                        SuperfamilyApoidea  – bees, sphecoid wasps, apoid wasps  
                                           FamilyMegachilidae  – leafcutting bees  
                                                    GenusMegachile Latreille, 1802  
                                                       SpeciesMegachile rotundata (Fabricius, 1787) – découpeuse de la luzerne, alfalfa leafcutting bee, alfalfa leaf-cutter bee  

  Expert: John S. Ascher, PhD  
  Notes: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore   
  Reference for: Megachile rotundata    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist - Draft-54, website (version Draft-54)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Ascher, J. S. and J. Pickering. 1 February, 2020. Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila).   
  Reference for: Megachile rotundata   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Lhomme, Patrick, Denis Michez, Stefanie Christmann, Erwin Scheuchl, Insafe el Abdouni, et al.  
  Publication Date: 2020   
  Article/Chapter Title: The wild bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Morocco   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zootaxa, vol. 4892, no. 1   
  Page(s): 001-159   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1175-5326   
  Notes: DOI:10.11646/zootaxa.4892.1.1   
  Reference for: Megachile rotundata   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Losey, John E., and Mace Vaughan  
  Publication Date: 2006   
  Article/Chapter Title: The Economic Value of Ecological Services Provided by Insects   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: BioScience, vol. 56, no. 4   
  Page(s): 311-323   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0006-3568   
  Reference for: alfalfa leaf-cutter bee[English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nieto, Ana, Stuart P.M. Roberts, James Kemp, Pierre Rasmont, Michael Kuhlmann, et. al.  
  Publication Date: 2014   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: European Red List of Bees   
  Page(s): x + 84   
  Publisher: Publication Office of the European Union   
  Publication Place: Luxembourg   
  ISBN/ISSN: 9789279445125   
  Notes: DOI:10.2779/77003   
  Reference for: Megachile rotundata   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Roberts, R. B.  
  Publication Date: 1974   
  Article/Chapter Title: Apis rotundata Fabricius, 1793 (Insecta, Hymenoptera): Proposed Suppression of Lectotype and Designation of Neotype in Accord with Megachile rotundata Auct. Z.N.(S.) 2042   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 30, no. 3-4   
  Page(s): 190-192   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available at   
  Reference for: Megachile rotundata, alfalfa leafcutting bee [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Wressell, H. B.  
  Publication Date: 1972   
  Article/Chapter Title: Proposed Additions to the List of Common Names of Insects, 1970   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of the Entomological Society of America, vol. 18, no. 4   
  Page(s): 186   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: DOI:10.1093/besa/18.4.186a   
  Reference for: alfalfa leafcutting bee[English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  
    Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    North America  
    South America  
    Southern Asia  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Canada, Introduced  
    Continental US, Introduced  



  Comment: Megachile rotundata (Fabricius, 1787) is a senior secondary homonym of Megachile rotundata (Fabricius, 1793) (TSN 154369)  



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