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Tribe Representative - Apini

Scientific Name
Apis mellifera
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Apidae: Apinae: Apini)
Status
Exotic Introduced species
Reliability
High
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The subfamily Apinae consists of the corbiculate Apidae and taxa from the Anthophoridae.

There is no known unique subfamily character that is present in all species, many such useful characters are lost in the cleptoparasitic species. Most species have a pygidial plate and well developed prepygidial fimbriae. The scopa is restricted to the hind leg and basitarsus.

Source: Michener (2007). Bees of the World. John Hopkins University Press.
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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Ken Walker
Created
17/08/2010 02:33 AEST
Last Updated
01/02/2013 12:33 AEST
Citation
Ken Walker (2010) Tribe Representative - Apini (Apis mellifera) Updated on 2/1/2013 12:33:32 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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