Genus: Megachile Latreille, 1802
Subgenus: Mitchellapis Michener, 1965
Common name: none
Megachile (Mitchellapis) are elongate bees that range in body length from 12–16 mm (Michener 2007).
Megachile (Mitchellapis) may be confused with bees in the subgenera M. (Sayapis) and M. (Neocressoniella) due to their similar body shape and both having a cutting edge in the second interspace (Michener 2007; Gonzalez 2008). Megachile (Mitchellapis) can also differentiated from bees in the subgenus Megachile (Neocressoniella) by the presence of white apical hair bands beneath the scopa (Gonzalez 2008).
Megachile (Mitchellapis) are known to visit species of Eucalyptus, also known as gum trees, which are in the family Myrtaceae (USDA-ARS 2020).
Megachile (Mitchellapis) nesting behavior is unknown (Houston 2018). They most likely use leaves, resin, and masticated foliage to build their brood cells similar to the behavior seen in the sister groups Megachile (Sayapis) and Megachile (Creightonella) (Gonzalez 2008; Houston 2018).
There are no known invasives.
Megachile (Mitchellapis) are native to Australia, where they range from Queensland to Western Australia (Michener 2007).