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Classification and checklist of Afrotropical Melittidae

Checklist of Melittid bees of the Afrotropical region

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily Apoidea; Family: Melittidae)

  • Subfamily Dasypodainae

    • Tribe Hesperapini

      • Genus Capicola Friese, 1911

        • Capicola aliceae Cockerell, 1932 (Namibia, South Africa)

        • Capicola braunsiana Friese, 1911 (Namibia, South Africa)

        • Capicola danforthi Eardley, 2007 (South Africa)

        • Capicola flavicara Eardley, 2007 (South Africa)

        • Capicola flavitarsis Friese, 1912 (South Africa)

        • Capicola gessorum Eardley, 2007 (South Africa)

        • Capicola hantamensis Michez & Kuhlmann, 2007 (South Africa)

        • Capicola micheneri Michez, 2007 (South Africa)

        • Capicola nanula (Cockerell, 1936) (Namibia, South Africa)

        • Capicola nigerrima Cockerell, 1932 (South Africa)

        • Capicola rhodostoma Cockerell, 1932 (South Africa)

        • Capicola richtersveldensis Patiny & Michez, 2007 (South Africa)

        • Capicola rufiventris Friese, 1912 (South Africa)

    • Tribe Promelittini

    • Tribe Dasypodaini

      • Genus Haplomelitta Cockerell, 1934

        • Haplomelitta atra Michener, 1981 (South Africa)

        • Haplomelitta diversipes (Cockerell, 1932) (South Africa)

        • Haplomelitta fasciata Michener, 1981 (Namibia)

        • Haplomelitta griseonigra Michener, 1981 (South Africa)

        • Haplomelitta ogilviei (Cockerell, 1932) (South Africa)

        • Haplomelitta tridentata Michener, 1981 (South Africa)

      • Genus Samba Friese, 1908

        • Samba calcarata Friese, 1908 (Kenya, Tanzania)

  • Subfamily Meganomiinae

    • Genus Ceratomonia Michener, 1981

      • Ceratomonia rozenorum Michener, 1981 (Namibia)

    • Genus Meganomia Cockerell, 1909

    • Genus Pseudophilanthus Alfken, 1939

      • Pseudophilanthus taeniatus Alfken, 1939 (Kenya)

      • Pseudophilanthus tavetensis Cockerell, 1934 (Kenya)

      • Pseudophilanthus tsavoensis (Strand, 1921) (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya)

      • Pseudophilanthus wenzeli (Michener & Brooks, 1987) (Madagascar)

    • Genus Uromonia Michener, 1981

      • Uromonia flaviventris (Benoist, 1964) (Madagascar)

      • Uromonia stagei Michener, 1981 (Kenya, Mali)

  • Subfamily Melittinae

    • Genus Melitta Kirby, 1802

      • Melitta albida Cockerell, 1935 (Botswana, South Africa)

      • Melitta arrogans (Smith, 1879) (Namibia, South Africa)

      • Melitta barbarae Eardley, 2006 (Namibia)

      • Melitta danae Eardley, 2006 (Lesotho, South Africa)

      • Melitta guichardi Michez, 2007 (Ethiopia)

      • Melitta katherinae Eardley, 2006 (Kenya)

      • Melitta schultzei Friese, 1909 (South Africa)

      • Melitta whiteheadi Eardley, 2006 (South Africa)

    • Genus Rediviva Friese, 1911

      • Rediviva albifasciata Whitehead & Steiner, 1994 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva alonsoae Whitehead & Steiner, 2001 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva autumnalis Whitehead & Steiner, 2008 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva aurata Whitehead & Steiner, 2001 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva brunnea Whitehead & Steiner, 2008 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva colorata Michener, 1981 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva emdeorum Vogel & Michener, 1985 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva gigas Whitehead & Steiner, 1993 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva intermedia Whitehead & Steiner, 2001 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva intermixta (Cockerell, 1934) (South Africa)

      • Rediviva longimanus Michener, 1981 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva macgregori Whitehead & Steiner, 2001 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva micheneri Whitehead & Steiner, 2001 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva neliana Cockerell, 1931 (Lesotho, South Africa)

      • Rediviva nitida Whitehead & Steiner, 2001 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva pallidula Whitehead & Steiner, 1992 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva parva Whitehead & Steiner, 2001 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva peringueyi (Friese, 1911) (South Africa)

      • Rediviva rhodosoma Whitehead & Steiner, 2008 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva ruficornis Whitehead & Steiner, 2001 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva rufipes (Friese, 1913) (South Africa)

      • Rediviva rufocincta (Cockerell, 1944) (South Africa)

      • Rediviva saetigera Whitehead & Steiner, 1992 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva steineri Kuhlmann, 2012 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva transkeiana Whitehead & Steiner, 2008 (South Africa)

      • Rediviva whiteheadi Kuhlmann, 2012 (South Africa)

    • Genus Redivivoides Michener, 1981

      • Redivivoides capensis Kuhlmann, 2012 (South Africa)

      • Redivivoides eardleyi Kuhlmann, 2012 (South Africa)

      • Redivivoides kamieskroonensis Kuhlmann, 2012 (South Africa)

      • Redivivoides karooensis Kuhlmann, 2012 (South Africa)

      • Redivivoides namaquaensis Kuhlmann, 2012 (South Africa)

      • Redivivoides simulans Michener, 1981 (South Africa)

      • Redivivoides variabilis Kuhlmann, 2012 (South Africa)

References

Eardley, C & Urban, R. 2010. Catalogue of Afrotropical bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apiformes). Zootaxa 2455: 1-548.

Eardley, C, Finnamore, A.T. & Michener, C.D. 1993. Superfamily Apoidea (pp. 279-357). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Michener, C.D. 2000. The Bees of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press. 953 pp.

Kuhlmann, M. 2012. Two new species of the South African endemic bee genus Rediviva Friese (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Melittidae). Zootaxa 3517: 71–78.

Kuhlmann, M. 2012. Revision of the South African endemic bee genus Redivivoides Michener, 1981 (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Melittidae). European Journal of Taxonomy 34: 1-34 http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2012.34

Pauw A, Kahnt B, Kuhlmann M, Michez D, Montgomery GA, Murray E, Danforth BN. 2017. Long-legged bees make adaptive leaps: linking adaptation to coevolution in a plant–pollinator network. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20171707.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.1707

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Photographs © Simon van Noort (Iziko Museums of South Africa).


Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)

 

Citation: van Noort, S. 2022. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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