Violent weather and bees: Populations of the Barrier Island endemic Hesperapis oraria (Hymenoptera: Melittidae
) survive a category 3 hurricane.
Floral syndromes accurately predict pollination by a specialized oil-collecting bee (Rediviva peringueyi, Melittidae
) in a guild of South African orchids (Coryciinae).
2011), the mellitid bee genera Meganomia Cockerell, 1909 and Pseudophilanthus Alfken, 1939 (Hymenoptera: Melittidae: Meganomiinae) (Michener 1981, 1992), the proctotrupid wasp genus Afroserphus Masner, 1961 (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupidae), not previously recorded from Kenya (Kolyada & Mostovski 2007), and an undescribed species of the jewel wasp genus Anachrysis Krombein, 1986 (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae: Amiseginae), previously known only from southern Africa (Krombein 1986, 1994).
Classification of the bee family Melittidae with a review of species of Meganomiinae.
Nomenclatural problems in the Meganomiinae and a review of the genus Pseudophilanthus (Hymenoptera, Melittidae).
Tetrapedia), all grouped in the Apidae family, and some from the Melittidae
Melittostylops Kinzelbach is the only genus of this family known to parasitize members of the bee family Melittidae, as all other extant stylopids (Crawfbrdia, Eurystylops, Halictoxenos, Hylecthrus, Stylops and Ulrich/a) parasitize members of the classic short-tongued bee families: Colletidae, Halictidae and Andrenidae.
We recently collected two stylopized individuals of a common, but undescribed species of Hesperapis (Carinapis) (Melittidae: Dasypodainae), hereafter referred to as Hesperapis sp.
The phylogeny of the bee family Melittidae (Hymenoptera: Anthophila) based on combined molecular .and morphological data.
Only two genera of the family Melittidae were observed collecting floral oil: Macropis (Vogel 1976a, 1976b, Michener 1981, Cane et al, 1983, Vogel and Michener 1985, Buchmann 1987) and Rediviva (Whitehead et al.
Foraging, grooming and mating behaviors of Macropis huda (Melittidae) and use of Lysimachia ciliata oils (Primulaceae) in larval provisions and cell linings.