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Tribe Representative - Alocandreninae

Scientific Name
Alocandrena sp.
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Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Andrenidae: Alocandreninae)
Status
Exotic Species not in Australia
Reliability
High
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The family Andrenidae consists of 4 subfamily: Alocandreninae, Andreninae, Panurginae and Oxaeinae. Only Panurginae has a formalised tribe classification.

The family Andrenidae is a large and diverse family although is absent from Australia, New Zealand, the Oriental region and Madagascar. The most distinctive character is the possession of two subantennal sutures below each antennal socket. Other characters include a pointed glossa, the episternal groove is absent below the scrobal groove (except Panurginae).

The subfamily Alocandreninae can be distinguished from the other subfamilies as:

- Stigma present in forewing; apex of marginal cell is truncate and point away from the wing margin; facial fovea as a deep pocket with short setae.

In Oxaeinae the wing stigma is absent.

In Andreninae the apex of marginal cell point of narrowly rounded on or near the wing margin.

In the Panurginae facial fovea are shining and glabrous.

Source: Michener, C.D. (2007). Bees of the World. John Hopkins University Press.

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Ken Walker
Created
09/08/2010 02:25 AEST
Last Updated
11/08/2010 09:10 AEST
Citation
Ken Walker (2010) Tribe Representative - Alocandreninae (Alocandrena sp.) Updated on 8/11/2010 9:10:31 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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