Genus: Megachile Latreille, 1802
Subgenus: Neocressoniella Gupta, 1993
Common name: none
(modified from Michener 2007)
Megachile (Neocressoniella) may be confused with bees within the subgenera Megachile (Megella) as both have a strong preoccipital carina behind the gena (Gonzalez 2008). Megachile (Neocressoniella) can be differentiated from Megachile (Megella) by their less elongate body and almost entirely dark brown or black hair (Gonzalez 2008).
Megachile (Neocressoniella) are known to visit flowers from the plant families Fabaceae, Lamiaceae, and Lythraceae (Kumari and Kumar 2016).
Nesting behavior is unknown.
Megachile (Neocressoniella) includes three described species: M. anthracina, M. carbonaria, and M. elizabethae (Michener 2007; Kumari and Kumar 2016); none are known to occur in the U.S. or Canada. Placement of these species has been questioned, and it is possible that M. (Neocressoniella) is monotypic and only includes M. carbonaria (Baker and Engel 2006; Gonzalez et al. 2019).
There are no known invasives.
Megachile (Neocressoniella) occurs throughout India and east to Burma (Michener 2007).