n African Entomology - Biogeography, floral choices and redescription of (Friese 1900) (Hymenoptera : Apoidea : Melittidae) : short communications

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



(Friese) is the only species included in the bee tribe Promelittini (Melittidae). Its taxonomic position is still dubious mainly because of the limited material available. On the basis of 381 new specimens and type material, we redescribe both sexes of and designate the lectotype. Previously it was known only from Egypt. We present new biogeographical data from Morocco. In addition, taxonomy and new elements of ecology of are presented and discussed.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error