Genus: Noteriades Cockerell, 1931
Common name: none
Noteriades have a compact body form and overall black coloration, with small amounts of pale hair throughout the body, and white apical bands of hair on their terga (Michener 2007). They range in body length from 4.5–10 mm. The genus has recently been moved from the tribe Osmiini to Megachilini (Gonzalez et al. 2012).
Noteriades contains 9 species described and as many as 6 undescribed species worldwide (Michener 2007); none are known to occur in the U.S. or Canada.
(modified from Michener 2007)
There are no known invasives.
Nesting behavior is unknown; however, a female specimen has been seen at an entrance to a burrow in wood (Michener 2007).
Noteriades is an Old World genus, and can be found in temperate and tropical regions of sub-Saharan Africa as well as in southern Asia in India, Burma, Myanmar, and Thailand (Michener 2007; Griswold and Gonzalez 2011).