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African Carder bee

Scientific Name
Afranthidium (Immanthidium) repetitum
Scientific Author
(Schulz, 1906)
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Megachilidae: Megachilinae: Anthidiini)
Status
Exotic Incursion species
Reliability
High
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Afranthidium repetitum (Schulz, 1906)

Anthidium repetitum Schulz, W.A. 1906. Spolia Hymenopterologica. Paderborn : Pape iii 356 pp. 1 pl [263] [nom. nov. for Anthidium integrum Friese, 1905].

Type data: Syntype(s).

Anthidium integrum Friese, H. 1905. Die Wollbienen Afrikas. Genus Anthidium. (Hym.). Zeitschrift für Systematische Hymenopterologie und Dipterologie 5: 65–75 [75] [junior homonym of Anthidium integrum Eversmann, 1852].

Type data: Holotype Willowmore, Capland.

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
05/07/2010 04:21 AEST
Last Updated
24/01/2014 08:30 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2010) African Carder bee (Afranthidium (Immanthidium) repetitum) Updated on 1/24/2014 8:30:55 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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