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Tribe Representative - Anthidiini

Scientific Name
Anthidiellum notatum
Scientific Author
(Latreille, 1809)
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Megachilidae: Megachilinae: Anthidiini)
Status
Exotic Species not in Australia
Reliability
High
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Canada
Source
Laurence Packer York University
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Diagnostic Notes
The family Megachilidae belongs to the Long-tongued group of bees. The family occurs in all Zoogeographic regions except there are no endemic species of Megachilds in New Zealand.

Characters common to the family include:

- Glossa elongate; galeal and spitial combs absent

- One subantennal suture below each antenna

- Episternal groove absent except in the tribe Fideliini

- Basitibial plate absent

- Forewing with 2 submarginal cells except 3 cells in the tribe Fideliini

- Metasomal scopa is the primary pollen carrying location

There are 2 subfamilies: Fideliinae and Megachilinae.

Separated as:

Fideliinae - Forewing with 3 submarginal cells (except 2 in Fideliini); mandible either simple or with a single tooth; T6 with a pygidial plate

Megachilinae - Forewing with 2 submarginal cells; mandible with 3 or more teeth; T6 without a pygidial plate

There are 6 tribes as: Pararhophitini, Fideliini, Lithurgini, Anthidiini, Megachilini and Osmiini.

Source: Michener (2007). Bees of the World. John Hopkins University Press
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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Ken Walker
Created
12/08/2010 03:11 AEST
Last Updated
12/08/2010 15:11 AEST
Citation
Ken Walker (2010) Tribe Representative - Anthidiini (Anthidiellum notatum) Updated on 8/12/2010 3:11:13 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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