• Name: Megachile parallela
  • Rank: species
  • Parent ID: 571088

Megachile parallela is a species of bee in the family Megachilidae.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megachile_parallela

ID: 203033

Diagnosis:

The female Megachile parallela is distinct, and can be recognized by apex of S6, which has a bare, slightly upturned rim projecting slightly beyond the dense fringe of short, dark hairs.

The male Megachile parallela is recognized by the combination of 4-dentate mandibles, unmodified front legs, two pairs of prominent teeth on the apical margin of T6 (below the carina), and the absence of red bristles on the front coxa.

They are most similar to Megachile addenda. The male of Megachile addenda lacks the two pairs of prominent teeth on the apical margin of T6, and has red bristles on the front coxa.

FEMALE: Length 13-14 mm.

MALE: Length 12-13 mm.