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Carder bee

Scientific Name
Afranthidium (Immanthidium) repetitum
Scientific Author
(Schultz)
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Megachilidae: Anthidiini)
Status
Exotic Species Outbreak in Australia
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes

Genus consists of small to medium sized bees (5-10mm), robust, largely lacking yellow markings in the female, in males yellow on clypeus; A. repetitum has ivory coloured tergal bands which are impunctate; lack carinae on pronotal lobe;  T7 of male is not strongly exserted, its posterior margin as a median emargination between submedium teeth, sometimes with a medium tooth producing a tridentate condition; T6 lacks teeth.

 

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Michener, C.D. (2000). Bees of the world. The John Hopkins University Press.

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
08/08/2005 01:02 AEST
Last Updated
27/04/2008 08:21 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2005) Carder bee (Afranthidium (Immanthidium) repetitum) Updated on 4/27/2008 8:21:35 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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