Genus: Neglectella Pasteels, 1965
Common name: none
Neglectella are large bees, often with black integument on their head, thorax, and abdomen and brown or reddish integument on their antennae, mandibles, legs, and tegula (Pasteels 1965). The color of their pubescence varies greatly, with different combinations of white, yellow, red, brown, and black hair (Pasteels 1965). Their body length ranges from 12–19 mm (Pasteels 1965). Neglectella was previously synonymized with Pseudomegachile, but was raised to genus level by Gonzalez et al. 2019.
(modified from Pasteels 1965)
Neglectella are very similar to the subgenus Pseudomegachile, with which they were previously synonymized (Michener 2007). They both are highly variable and can overlap in many different characters depending on the species. Male Neglectella differ in the presence of lateral teeth on the apical margin of T6. Female Neglectella can be differentiated from most Pseudomegachile by their five-toothed mandibles. Pseudomegachile louisae also has a five-toothed mandible, but they have a tuberculate supraclypeal area that is not present in Neglectella species (Eardley 2012).
Floral associations are unknown.
There are no known invasives.