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An Annotated

Catalogue of the

Bee Species of the

Indian Region      

 


 

 

       

Subfamily Apinae Latreille

 

[Family Apidae]

 

 

As stated earlier the subfamily in its present sense is recognised by Michener (2000) in the phylogenetic parsimony-based study by Roig-Alsina and Michener (1993). It now consists of the corbiculate Apidae (i.e. tribes Apini, Bombini, Euglossini and Meliponini) plus most of the taxa sometimes included in the Anthophoridae or Anthophorinae. Thus it includes not only the Apidae of authors such as Michener (1944) but also his Anthophorinae minus the cleptoparasitic forms here placed in Nomadinae. Biology and immature stages of the tribe Tetrapediini (Rozen, 2002) and oocyte, eggs and ovarioles of some long tongued bees described by Rozen (2003) are some of the recentmost important references, one should consult. Engel & Schulz (1997) described phylogeny and behaviour of honey bees the most abundant faunal group in the tribe Apini.   

Meliponini is now the most widely distributed tribe of Apidae; in appropriate climatic zones it occurs worldwide. The other three tribes are little geographically limited; Apini to Eurasia and Africa, before being dispered by humans, Bombini to holarctic, oriental (montane), and neotropical regions and Euglossini to the neotropics.

Summary of included tribes & their respective genera found in our specified region :

 

S. No.

Tribes

Genera found in our specified region
1.

Isepeolini

 
2.

Osirini

 
3.

Protepeolini

 
4.

Exomalopsini  

 
5.

Ancylini

Ancyla Lepeletier, Tarsalia Morawitz
6.

Tapinotaspidini

 
7.

Tetrapediini

 
8.

Ctenoplectrini  

Ctenoplectra Kirby
9.

Emphorini

 
10.

Eucerini

Eucera Scopoli, Notolonia Popov, Tetralonia Spinola & Tetraloniella Ashmead
11.

Anthophorini

Amegilla Friese, Anthophora Latreille,  Elaphropoda Lieftinck, Habropoda Smith
12.

Centridini

 
13.

Rhathymini

 
14.

Ericrocidini

 
15.

Melectini

Melecta Latreille, Tetralonioidella Strand, Thyreus Panzer
16.

Euglossini

 
17.

Bombini

Bombus Latreille
18.

Meliponini

Lisotrigona Moure,  Pariotrigona Moure, Trigona Jurine
19.

Apini 

Apis Linnaeus

                                      Go to detailed tribes of Apinae 1

Go to detailed tribes of Apinae 2

Go to detailed tribes of Apinae 3

 

 

Dr. Rajiv K. Gupta

Department of Zoology

Jai Narain Vyas University

Jodhpur 342 005, India

Ph. +91-291-272 6666

E-mail: beesind@sancharnet.in

 

 

Visit "An Updating Bibliography of the Bees of the World" by the same author for the authors' linked references mentioned in this document.

 

 

 

 

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