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Leaf cutting bees, Megachile latimanus, live in the western parts of Canada and the United States, New Zealand, South America, and Europe. This species was accidentally introduced into North America during World War II through the movement of nests in crated war material. Once in North America, they developed large populations under favorable conditions.
Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Introduced ); palearctic (Introduced ); neotropical ; australian