Xylocopinae


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Xylocopinae

 

or carpenter bees, a subfamily of insects of the family Apidae (bees). They are similar to bumblebees. They are large (26-28 mm), and coloration may be black, dark blue, or dark violet, often with metallic hues. There are about 300 species, found chiefly in the tropics. In the USSR there are 16 species. The female eats into wood, making a passage (reaching 30 cm in length) which she divides into cells, and lays one egg in each cell. In the southern USSR the violet carpenter bee (Xylocopa violacea) is common.

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There is an obvious desire on the part of home owners and gardeners to remove dead branches from shrubs and trees, but these overlooked habitations provide valuable nesting sites; for example, Ceratina bees (Apidae: Xylocopinae) have been found nesting in dead twigs of Lantana camara (PH, unpubl.
[18] observed insect pollinators from the order Hymenoptera, family Apidae, subfamily Apinae, consisting of the species Apis cerana, Apis dorsata, and Trigona sp., from the subfamily Xylocopinae, the species Xylocopa caerulea, X.
The small carpenter bees (genus Ceratina Latreille) are a widespread and moderately diverse lineage of Xylocopinae (Hymenoptera: Apidae), with approximately 350 species, many of which are darkly metallic to black in coloration, although some, such as the more familiar members of the subgenus Pithitis Klug, can be brilliantly metallic (Hirashima 1969; Michener 2007).
x Trigona x (Tetragonisca) angustula Trigona (Trigona) fuscipennis Trigona (Trigona) amallhea Xylocopinae Xylocopini Xylocopa frontalis x Halictinae Augochlorini sp.
Lead author Sandra Rehan, an assistant professor of biological sciences at UNH, worked with colleagues Michael Schwarz at Australia's Flinders University and Remko Leys at the South Australia Museum to model a mass extinction in bee group Xylocopinae, or carpenter bees, at the end of the Cretaceous and beginning of the Paleogene eras, known as the K-T boundary.
The main insects observed on the cowpea flowers from the self-established (Experimental) farm during the major rainy season in 2006 were beetles and bees such as Apis mellifera adansoni (Hymenoptera: Apidae), Ceratina sp (Hymenoptera: Apidae; Xylocopinae), Megachile sp (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae; Megachilinae), Xylocopa calens (Hymenoptera: Apidae; Xylocopinae), Xylocopa imitator (Hymenoptera: Apidae; Xylocopinae), Brausepis sp.
Latreille, 1802 APIDAE Xylocopinae Xylocopini Xylocopa sp.1 Latreille, 1802 X HALICTIDAE Augochlorini Augochloropsis sp.1 Cockerell, 1987 Augochloropsis sp.2 Cockerell, 1987 X Augochloropsis sp.3 Cockerell, 1987 X Augochloropsis sp.4 Cockerell, 1987 X X Augochloropsis cf.
Generalites, comportement nidificateur et cycle biologique artificiel pour le genre Ceratina (Latreille, 1802) dans l'Herault (Hymenoptera, Xylocopinae).
Biologies of African allodapine bees (Hymenoptera, Xylocopinae).
Una excepcion corresponde a los estudios efectuados en Manuelia postica (Spinola) (Apidae, Xylocopinae), una especie de abeja solitaria en la que existe evidencia de reconocimiento entre hembras companeras de nido en un contexto natural (Flores-Prado et al.