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Eucera is a genus of bees in the family Apidae, subfamily Apinae, and tribe Eucerini – the long-horned bees.

Eucera
Eucera cinnamomea male 1.jpg
Eucera cinnamomea, male
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Apidae
Tribe: Eucerini
Genus: Eucera
Scopoli, 1770
Subgenera
  • Eucera (Eucera) Scopoli, 1770
  • Eucera (Hetereucera) Tkalcu, 1978
  • Eucera (Oligeucera) Sitdikov & Pesenko, 1988
  • Eucera (Pteneucera) Tkalcu, 1984
  • Eucera (Synhalonia) Patton, 1879
Synonyms
  • Eucera (Agatheucera) Sitdikov & Pesenko, 1988
  • Eucera (Atopeucera) Tkalcu, 1984
  • Eucera (Hemieucera) Sitdikov & Pesenko, 1988
  • Eucera (Pareucera) Tkalcu, 1978
  • Eucera (Pileteucera) Sitdikov & Pesenko, 1988
  • Eucera (Rhyteucera) Sitdikov & Pesenko, 1988
  • Eucera (Stilbeucera) Tkalcu, 1978
  • Eusynhalonia Ashmead, 1899
  • Synalonia Robertson, 1905

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DescriptionEdit

As in most members of the tribe Eucerini, the antennae of males are very long. Old World Eucera can be identified through having five or six maxillary palpomeres, with the first flagellomere shorter than the scape and the clypeus protruding in front of the compound eye by at least the width of the eye in side view. These characteristics are found in both sexes. Additionally, the males have convergent carinae on S6. Eucera species nest in the ground.[2]

DistributionEdit

Eucera is holarctic.[2][3]

This genus has 219 species classified in five subgenera, of which 78 species are known from Europe.[1]

 
Eucera aragalli side
 
Eucera aragalli face
 
Eucera species

SpeciesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Biolib
  2. ^ a b Michener, C. D. (2007) The bees of the world, second edition. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 953 pp
  3. ^ Fauna europaea
  • Banaszak, J.; Rasmont, P. (1994), "Eucera Scopoli nouvelles pour la France (Hymenoptera, Anthophoridae)", Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France, 99 (2), p. 165–168

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Eucera at Wikimedia Commons
  •   Data related to Eucera at Wikispecies