Megachile (Eutricharaea)

Megachile macularis visiting Stemodia viscosa flower, copyright Jenny Thynne.

Belongs within: Megachilini.

Megachile subgenus Eutricharaea is a group of relatively generalised leafcutter bees found in Eurasia, Africa and Australasia (Michener 1965).

Characters (from Michener 1965): Usually dull colored, gray, often with pale metasomal bands of hair; mandible of female with cutting edge present in third interval, cutting edge in second interval usually present although incomplete; third mandibular tooth of female, as well as second, angulate; sixth tegum of male with carina emarginate medially, apical margin with small lateral teeth only, in some cases weak indications of two other teeth.

<==Megachile (Eutricharaea Thomson 1872) [=Paramegachile Friese 1898; incl. Androgynella Cockerell 1911] M65
    |--M. (*E.) argentata (Fabricius 1793) [=Apis argentata, *Paramegachile argentata] M65
    |--M. (E.) albomarginata Smith 1879 M65
    |--M. (E.) annae Friese 1908 M65
    |--M. ‘(Paramegachile)’ apicalis MS01
    |--M. (E.) armstrongi Perkins & Cheesman 1928 M65
    |--M. (E.) aurantiscopa Krombein 1949 M65
    |--M. (E.) austeni Cockerell 1906 M65
    |--M. (E.) australasiae Dalla Torre 1896 [incl. M. imitata Smith 1868 non Smith 1853] M65
    |--M. (E.) australis Lucas 1876 M65
    |--M. (E.) buxtoni Perkins & Cheesman 1928 M65
    |--M. (E.) calens Cockerell 1914 M65
    |--M. (E.) capitonis Cockerell 1914 M65
    |--M. (E.) cetera Cockerell 1912 M65
    |--M. (E.) chrysopyga Smith 1853 M65
    |--M. (E.) chrysopygopsis Cockerell 1929 M65
    |--M. (E.) chyzeri Friese 1909 M65
    |--M. (E.) ciliatipes Cockerell 1921 M65
    |--M. (E.) cingulata Friese 1903 M65
    |--M. (E.) cygnorum Cockerell 1906 M65
    |--M. (E.) dampieri Cockerell 1907 M65
    |--M. (E.) darwiniana Cockerell 1906 M65
    |--M. (E.) detersa Cockerell 1910 [=*Androgynella detersa] M65
    |--M. (E.) diligens M65
    |--M. (E.) disputabilis Krombein 1951 M65
    |--M. (E.) doanei Cockerell 1908 M65
    |--M. (E.) doleschalli Cockerell 1907 M65
    |--M. (E.) dubiosa Friese 1909 M65
    |--M. (E.) fimbriventris Friese 1911 M65
    |--M. (E.) fullawayi Cockerell 1914 M65
    |--M. (E.) fulvifrons Alfken 1926 M65
    |--M. (E.) gahani Cockerell 1906 M65
    |--M. (E.) glaberrima Friese 1911 M65
    |--M. (E.) haematogastra Cockerell 1921 M65
    |--M. (E.) hampsoni Cockerell 1906 M65
    |--M. (E.) hedleyi Rainbow 1897 M65
    |--M. (E.) ignescens Cockerell 1929 M65
    |--M. (E.) insularis Smith 1859 M65
    |--M. (E.) kurandensis Cockerell 1910 M65
    |--M. (E.) kuschei Cockerell 1939 M65
    |--M. (E.) leucopogon Cockerell 1929 M65
    |--M. (E.) lineatipes Cockerell 1910 M65
    |--M. ‘(Paramegachile) lucidula Mocsáry in Mocsáry & Szépligeti 1901 MS01
    |--M. (E.) maculariformis Cockerell 1907 M65
    |--M. (E.) macularis Dalla Torre 1896 [incl. M. maculata Smith 1853 non Apis maculata] M65
    |--M. (E.) minutula Friese 1911 M65
    |--M. (E.) obtusa Smith 1853 M65
    |--M. (E.) papuana Cockerell 1929 M65
    |--M. (E.) phenacopyga Cockerell 1910 M65
    |--M. (E.) pictiventris Smith 1879 M65
    |--M. (E.) quinquelineata Cockerell 1906 M65
    |--M. (E.) rhodogastra Cockerell 1910 M65
    |--M. (E.) rowlandi Cockerell 1930 M65
    |--M. (E.) rufopilosa Friese 1911 M65
    |--M. (E.) scutellata Smith 1879 M65
    |--M. (E.) secunda Dalla Torre 1896 [incl. M. senex Smith 1862 non Smith 1853] M65
    |--M. (E.) sequior Cockerell 1910 M65
    |--M. (E.) serricauda Cockerell 1910 M65
    |--M. (E.) shortlandi Cockerell 1911 M65
    |--M. (E.) similis Smith 1879 M65
    |--M. (E.) simplex Smith 1853 M65
    |--M. (E.) subsericeicauda Rayment 1939 M65
    |--M. (E.) tenuicincta Cockerell 1929 M65
    |--M. (E.) tutuilae Perkins & Cheesman 1928 M65
    |--M. (E.) vavauensis Cockerell 1924 M65
    |--M. (E.) ventralis Smith 1861 M65
    |--M. (E.) waterhousei Cockerell 1906 M65
    |--M. (E.) wilmattae Cockerell 1924 M65
    |--M. (E.) woodfordi Cockerell 1911 M65
    |--M. (E.) wyndhamensis Rayment 1935 M65
    `--M. (E.) zingowli Cheesman 1936 M65

*Type species of generic name indicated


[M65] Michener, C. D. 1965. A classification of the bees of the Australian and South Pacific regions. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 130: 1–362.

[MS01] Mocsáry, A., & V. Szépligeti. 1901. Hymenopterák [Hymenopteren]. In: Horváth, G. (ed.) Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazása [Dritte Asiatische Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] vol 2. Zichy Jenő Gróf Harmadik Ázsiai Utazásának Állattani Eredményei [Zoologische Ergebnisse der Dritten Asiatischen Forschungsreise des Grafen Eugen Zichy] pp. 121–169. Victor Hornyánszky: Budapest, and Karl W. Hierseman: Leipzig.

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