First New Jersey Record of the Red-tailed Cuckoo Leaf-cutter Bee (Coelioxys coturnix; Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)
David Moskowitz1,* and David Grossmueller2
1EcolSciences, Inc., 75 Fleetwood Drive, Suite 250, Rockaway, NJ 07866. 1Public Service Electric and Gas Company, 4000 Hadley Road, South Plainfield, NJ 07080. *Corresponding author.
Northeastern Naturalist, Volume 29, Issue 2 (2022): N27–N30
We report the first New Jersey record of the accidentally introduced Coelioxys coturnix (Red-tailed Cuckoo Leaf-cutter Bee). The male bee was collected from a utility right of way in a highly developed area of central New Jersey. Coelioxys coturnix is native to Eurasia and was first collected in Washington, DC, in 2004. Since then, it has continued to spread in eastern North America.