oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Subsocial Bees of the genus Allodape Lep. & Servo
|Article Title||Subsocial Bees of the genus Allodape Lep. & Servo|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Publication Date||May 1953|
|Pages||03 - 16|
|Keyword(s)||A. abdominalis, A. angulata, A. halictoides, Allodape bees, Breeding habit, Ceratina borer bees, Illustrations, mountain fires, Small communities and Yellow markings|
Brauns (1926) was the first to call attention to the special interest attaching to the little bees of the genus Allodape Lep and Serv., that are common and so widely spread in Africa. He proved that they are unique among bees in their nesting habits and show the primitive beginnings of social life. Nearly all nest in dry stems. They are mostly black, with yellow markings on the head.
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