oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Subsocial Bees of the genus Allodape Lep. & Servo



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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