Megachilid Bees in the Pacific Northwest: An Introduction

Samantha M. Roof and Sandy DeBano
PNW 692 | Published December 2016, Reviewed 2020


This publication is an introduction to the Megachilidae family of bees found in the Pacific Northwest. It highlights the characteristics of two important members of this family: leafcutting bees and mason bees, both of which play a major role in pollinating both common garden plants and crops.

About the authors

Samantha M. Roof
Research Assistant
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University

Was this page helpful?