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Atlas Hymenoptera - Melittidae - Melitta
author(s) : D. Michez

Melitta differs from the other Melittidae s.str. by several plesiomorphic features. The males are characterized by the structure of S7 with a large disc and by lateral processes weakly developed. This conformation is similar to the structure observed in Apoidea Spheciformes (Michener 1981). Melitta species also share a few additional apomorphies, like lateral tubercles on the labrum, apical projection on the posterior basitarsus and volsella with elongated digitis (Michener 1981).
The cladistic analyses of Michez & Eardley (in press) supported the monophyly of the genus Melitta. Moreover, two subgenera have been defined: the subgenus Melitta Kirby s.str. (7 species) and the subgenus Cilissa Leach (36 species).
At the species level, the Melitta are unambiguously characterized by a combination of a few morphological structures, like proboscis proportions, punctuation of clypeus and mesonotum, sculpture of propodeal triangle, shape of hidden male sterna (S6-8) and male genitalia (Michez & Eardley in press). In general, the different species of Melitta are morphologically very similar when compared with other Melittidae s.l. (Michener 1981, Michez & Patiny 2005, 2006, Michez et al. 2004a, b, 2007a). Most Melitta show equivalent size and vestiture, while the largest Dasypoda is twice as large as the smallest species (Michez et al. 2004b).
The genus Melitta is recorded in three zoogeographic regions: Ethiopian, Neartic and Palaearctic. Melitta seems to be more diverse in the temperate and Mediterranean climatic regions of the Old World Region, like the Mediterranean Basin, the medio-european valley, the Chinese Sichuan and the south-western region of Africa (Michez & Eardley in press). In the Palaearctic and Nearctic they seem to be missing in the deserts, semi-deserts (e.g. Kyzyl kum), savannah and tropical forest. However, in Africa, M. albida, M. arrogans, M. danae and M. katherinae live in deserts, semi-deserts and/or dry savannah.

Melitta

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Show only this taxa Somme des données - Global data
Like other Melittidae s.l., Melitta have a short tongue with all segments of the labial palpus similar to one another, one subantennal suture and no facial foveae. Like other Melittinae, Melitta have three sub-marginal cells (the third longer than the second) in the forewing, no yellow markings, declivous propodeum, large propodeal triangle usually, with fine granular sculpture, lateral tubercles on female labrum, apical projection on female Basitarsus 3, no male Pygidial plate and male volsella with elongated digitus.
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Somme des données Melitta
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Somme des données Melitta
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Show only this taxa aegyptiaca (Radoszkowski 1891)
Diagnosis.
Female and male. Labial palpus as long as glossa. Maxillary palpus as long as galea. Outer surface of galea sculptured and mat. Malar area shorter to longer than A2.
Female. L=12.5mm. Entire clypeus sparsely punctate (i>2d), smooth between punctures. Face with whitish hair, vertex slightly about upper extreme of eye. Scutum with reddish hair, posterior region mostly mat, sometimes smooth between punctures. Anterior part of scutellum smooth between punctures. Propodeal triangle as wide as metanotum, finely sculptured like entire propodeum. Scopa with reddish to black hair. T1 mostly orange, T2-T3 sometimes partly orange, T2-T4 with continuous, white apical hair bands, as long as marginal zone (fig. 163). Disc of T3-T4 with a few, short, black hairs. Prepygidial fimbria black, mostly with a few, lateral, white hairs. Pp flat. Sterna with long sparse whitish to brownish apical hairs.

Male. L=10.5mm. Entire clypeus densely punctate (i
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Distribution Melitta aegyptiaca
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 23/01/2007
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M_aegyptiaca_male_genitalia.BMP
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M_aegyptiaca_male_genitalia_face.BMP
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M_aegyptiaca_male_S6.BMP
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M_aegyptiaca_male_S7.BMP
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Sternum 7 male
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M_aegyptiaca_male_S8.BMP
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M_aegyptiaca_male_S7_lat_ap.BMP
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M_aegyptiaca
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Show only this taxa albida Cockerell 1935
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Glossa as long as labial palpus. Outer surface of galea mat and sculptured. Malar area shorter than A2. Scutum and scutellum densely punctate (iFemale. L=10.1mm. Clypeus with deep punctures, smooth between punctures, with a median impunctate line. A4-A12 orange. Face with vertex slightly above upper extreme of eye. Legs with yellowish hair. Disc of T3 with black hair. T1-T4 with white apical hair bands twice as long as marginal zone. Prepygidial fimbria black with a few lateral white hairs. Pp with narrow, lateral grooves.
Male. L=9.3mm. Clypeus densely punctate (i
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Show only this taxa americana Smith 1853
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Outer surface of galea smooth. Malar area shorter than A2. Scutum and scutellum smooth between punctures. Propodeal triangle mat and rugose. T2-T4 densely punctate (i=d). Metasoma black.
Female. L=11.3mm. Clypeus finely sculptured, with sparse, deep punctures (i>2d), with a median impunctate line. Inner eye margins and vertex without blackish hairs. Head and mesosoma with reddish hairs. Metanotum entirely mat and black. T2-T4 with white apical hair bands. Prepygidial fimbria black, with a few, white hairs intermixed.

Male. L=10.5mm. Antenna brown. A3 shorter than A4. A4-A12 slightly convex ventrally. Disc of T2-T4 with short, white, apical hair bands. Disc of T5-T6 with black hairs. T7 with yellowish hairs. S3-S5 with premarginal line slightly emarginate. S6 with apical margin concave. S8 nearly hairless, apical area smooth and triangle shaped. Apex of gonostylus pointed. Digitus rounded apically.
Show only this taxa arrogans Smith 1879
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Glossa shorter than labial and maxillary palpi. Outer surface of galea mat and sculptured; pointed apically. Malar area as long as A3. Propodeal triangle finely rugose and mat, margin carinate.
Female. L=11.5mm. Clypeus smooth, with some deep, basal punctures. Face with vertex about level with upper extreme of eye. Propodeal triangle narrower than metanotum. Tb3 and Bt3 reddish. Bt3 with white hairs. T1 orange (fig. 169). T2-T3 mostly orange (fig. 169). T2-T3 with yellow, apical hair bands that are twice as long as marginal zone. T4 with white, apical hair band that is twice as long as marginal zone. Prepygidial fimbria black, with a few lateral, white hairs. Pp flat.

Male. L=10.2mm. Posterior clypeus smooth, anterior clypeus densely punctate (iDistribution (fig. 189). Namibia and South Africa.
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Distribution Melitta arrogans
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 24/01/2007
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M_arrogans
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M_arrogans
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Show only this taxa barbarae Eardley 2006
Diagnosis.
Female. L=11mm. Malar area longer than A2. Face densely punctate, smooth between punctures. Scutum densely punctate (i=d), smooth between punctures. Propodeal triangle weakly shiny, with fine rugose sculpture. Metasoma black. Prepygidial fimbria black with a few, white hairs laterally.
Male. Unknown.
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Distribution Melitta barbarae
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Last update : 24/01/2007
Show only this taxa bicollaris Warncke 1973
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Glossa as long as maxillary palpus. Outer surface of galea mat and sculptured. Malar area shorter than A2. Clypeus densely punctate (iFemale. L=12.8mm. Mesosoma with black hair dorsomedially, white hair dorsolaterally, and black hair ventrally. Center of scutum and anterior scutellum densely punctate (i=d). Legs with black hair. Disc of T1 with erect, white hairs. Disc of T2-T4 with black, appressed hair. Prepygidial fimbria black, with a few lateral, white hairs. Pp with shallow lateral grooves.

Male. L=11mm. Face with whitish hair, and narrow, black, lateral fringe. A4-A12 slightly convex ventrally. Scutum densely punctate (i
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Distribution Melitta bicollaris
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Last update : 23/01/2007
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M_bicollaris_male_S7.BMP
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M_bicollaris_male_S7_lat_ap.BMP
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M_bicollaris_male_S8.BMP
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M_bicollaris_male_volsella.BMP
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Show only this taxa budensis (Mocsary 1878)
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Maxillary palpus as long as galea. Outer surface of galea smooth. Malar area shorter than A2. Scutellum smooth between punctures anteriorly. Central area of propodeal triangle horizontally costulate. Metasoma black.
Female. L=14mm. Clypeus densely punctate (i
Male. L=12.3mm. Entire scutum mat. F1 1.5X as long as wide. F2 twice as long as wide, with long bushy hair. Disc of T1-T3 with reddish hair. Disc of T4-T6 with black hair. Terga without apical hair bands. Apical margin of S6 convex. S7 hooked apicolaterally. S8 nearly hairless. Disc of S8 with carinae mediolaterally, and apicolateral tooth. Apical area of S8 flat, oval. Apex of gonostylus swollen.
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Distribution Melitta budensis
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 23/01/2007
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M_budensis_male_genitalia.BMP
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M_budensis_male_genitalia_profil.BMP
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M_budensis_male_leg_2.BMP
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M_budensis_male_S6.BMP
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M_budensis_male_S7.BMP
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M_budensis_male_S7_lat_ap.BMP
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M_budensis_male_S8.BMP
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M_budensis_male_S8_lat.BMP
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Show only this taxa californica Viereck 1909
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Outer surface of galea smooth and pointed apically. Malar area shorter than A2. Scutum smooth between punctures. Propodeal triangle with a median transversal carina. Metasoma black. T2-T4 with sparse, white, apical hair bands.
Female. L=14.5mm. Punctures on upper two-thirds of clypeus deep and distinct, mostly subcontiguous, interspaces smooth. Inner eye margins and vertex with conspicuous blackish hairs. Head and mesosoma with whitish hairs. Prepygidial fimbria white with a few black hairs medially. Pp with lateral grooves.

Male. L=12.5mm. Face with erect, white hairs, and with narrow, black, lateral fringe. A3 shorter than A4. A4-A13 cylindrical. S3-S5 with straight premarginal line. S6 with convex apical margin. S7 with apicolateral process blade-shaped. S8 nearly hairless, with apical area sculptured and mat. Apex of gonostylus curved ventrally. Digitus pointed apically.
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Melitta californica
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Last update : Octobre 2008
Show only this taxa cameroni (Cockerell 1910)
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Glossa longer than head. Outer surface of galea mat and sculptured. Malar area longer than A3. Clypeus nearly as wide as long. Scutum with reddish and black hair intermixed. Propodeal triangle mat, with fine granular sculpture, carinate antero-laterally. Fore wing with first recurrent vein meeting weak Rs+M in middle of second submarginal cell.
Female. L=13.7mm. Clypeus with dense, deep punctures (i=d), sculptured between punctures, with impunctate median line. Disc of T1-T2 with yellowish hair. Disc of T3-T5 with short black hairs. T2-T4 with yellowish-white, apical, hair bands, as long as marginal zone. Prepygidial fimbria black, with a few white hairs. Pp with median elevated area.

Male. L=13mm. Face with white hair, and black lateral fringe. A3 as long as A4. A5-A12 slightly convex ventrally. Bt3 twice as wide as mediotarsus 3. T2-T4 with white, apical hair bands. Disc of T3-T5 with black hair. S6 with long, sparse, brown hairs apically. S7 with apicolateral process blade-shaped. Column of S8 short, nearly hairless. Apex of gonostylus curved ventrally. Digitus pointed apically.
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Distribution Melitta cameroni
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Last update : 24/01/2007
Show only this taxa changmuensis Wu 1988
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Show only this taxa danae Eardley 2006
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Labial palpus as long as glossa. Outer surface of galea mat and sculptured. Malar area shorter than A2. Scutum densely punctate (iFemale. L=10.7mm. Clypeus with deep punctures, sculptured between punctures. Scutum with black hairs centrally and reddish hairs marginally. Leg 3 with orange hairs. Prepygidial fimbria black with a few yellow hairs laterally.

Male. L=10.3mm. Antenna black. A3 as long as A4. A4-A12 slightly convex ventrally. Vestiture reddish. S4-S5 with straight apical margin. S6 with a few, short, reddish hairs apically. S7 with a pair of blade-shaped apicolateral processes. S8 nearly hairless, column with a median carina. Gonostylus with inner lobe.
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Distribution Melitta danae
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 24/01/2007
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M_danae_genitalia.BMP
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M_danae_genitalia_face.BMP
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M_danae_S6.BMP
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M_danae_S7.BMP
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M_danae_S7_lat_ap.BMP
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M_danae_S8.BMP
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M_danae_S8_profil.BMP
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Show only this taxa dimidiata Morawitz 1876
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Galea pointed apically, outer surface mat and sculptured. Maxillary palpus as long as galea. Malar area shorter than A2. Vertex expanded (ocellocular distance as long as distance between median ocellus and preoccipital ridge). Scutum and scutellum smooth between punctures. Propodeal triangle rugulose. Metasoma black.
Female. L=13.3mm. Clypeus twice as wide as long, with narrow, smooth, median line. T2-T3 with reddish hair. T2-T4 with white, apical, hair bands, longer than marginal zone. Prepygidial fimbria black, with a few white hairs laterally. Pp with lateral grooves.
Male. L=11.8mm. Clypeus and face covered with dense white hair. A3 as long as A4. A4-A12 cylinder shaped. Bt3 mostly three times as wide as mediotarsus. Terga without apical hair bands. S6 with median elevated area. Apex of S6 with long, bushy, brown hair medially and laterally. S7 with apicolateral process blade-shaped. Apical plate of S8 triangular. Column of S8 ventrally covered with long, black, bushy hair. Gonostylus flat ventrally. Base of penis valve widen. Digitus rounded apically.
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Distribution Melitta dimidiata
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Last update : 23/01/2007
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Distribution Melitta dimidiata en France
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Last update : 23/01/2007
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M_dimidiata_female_leg3_b.BMP
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M_dimidiata_female_mesonotum.BMP
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M_dimidiata_female_pp.BMP
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M_dimidiata_labrum.BMP
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M_dimidiata_male_antenna.BMP
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M_dimidiata_male_galea_int.BMP
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M_dimidiata_male_genitalia_profil.BMP
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M_dimidiata_male_S6.BMP
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M_dimidiata_male_S7.BMP
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M_dimidiata_male_S7°lat_ap.BMP
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M_dimidiata_male_S8.bmp
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M_dimidiata_male_S8_genitalia.BMP
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M_dimidiata_male_S8_profil.BMP
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M_dimidiata.JPG
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M_dimidiata_male
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Show only this taxa eickworti Snelling & Stage
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Labial palpus longer than glossa. Galea with outer surface smooth, pointed apically. Maxillary palpus shorter than galea. Malar area as long as length of A2. Propodeal triangle with median transversal carina. Scutum smooth between punctures. Metasoma black and shiny.
Female. L=11.3mm. Clypeus with sparse punctures (i>2d), sculptured between punctures. Inner eye margins and vertex without blackish hair. Head and mesosoma with reddish hair. Disc of T2-T4 with sparse, scattered punctures. Prepygidial fimbria black with a few white hairs laterally. Pygidial plate with narrow, median carina.
Male. L=7.6mm. Antenna brown. A3 shorter than A4. A4-A12 slightly convex ventrally. Disc of T2-T4 sparsely punctate (i>d). T2-T4 with sparse apical hair bands. S3-S5 with premarginal line slightly emarginate. S6 with convex apical margin. S7 with lateral process blade shaped. S8 nearly hairless. Apical area of S8 smooth, triangular. Gonostylus pointed apically. Digitus rounded apically.
Show only this taxa ezoana Yasumatsu & Hirashima
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Glossa shorter than maxillary palpus. Outer surface of galea mat and sculptured. Malar area shorter than A2. Posterior scutum, anterior scutellum and anterior metanotum densely punctate (iFemale. L=13mm. Entire clypeus densely punctate (i$. L=13mm. Face without narrow, black, lateral fringe. A3 as long as A4. A4 as long as wide. Distitarsus twice as long as wide. T2-T4 with sparse, white, apical hair bands. S6 with few black apicomedian hairs. S7 with apicolateral process blade shaped. S8 nearly hairless, apical plate mostly as wide as long. Apex of gonostylus rounded (dorsal view), curved ventrally (lateral view). Digitus pointed apically.
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M_ezoana_male_genitalia_face.BMP
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M_ezoana_male_genitalia_profil.BMP
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Genitalia mâle
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M_ezoana_male_S6.BMP
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Sternum 6 mâle
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M_ezoana_male_S7.BMP
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Sternum 7
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M_ezoana_male_S8.BMP
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M_ezoana_male_volsella.BMP
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Volsella mâle
Show only this taxa fulvescenta Wu 2000
Diagnosis.
Female. Unknown.
Male. L=12.5mm. Outer surface of galea sculptured and mat. Malar area shorter than A2. Face covered with erect, white hairs, and narrow, black, lateral fringe. Antenna brown. A3 as long as A4. A5-A12 with ventral surface slightly convex apically. Scutum, scutellum and metanotum smooth between punctures. Terga without apical hair bands. Mesosoma and disc of terga with reddish-orange hair. F1-F3 with white hair. Tb1-3 and Bt1-3 with golden-yellow hair. S6 with reddish hair apically, longer apicolaterally. S7 with apicolateral process blade shaped. Column of S8 with a few reddish hairs, apical area circular. Gonostylus straight ventrally, pointed apically. Digitus rounded apically.
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Show only this taxa guichardi Michez 2007
Diagnosis.
Female. Unknown.
Male. L=9.3mm. Glossa longer than labial palpus. Outer surface of galea mat and sculptured. Maxillary palpus shorter than galea. Malar area shorter than A2. Face and clypeus covered with erect, yellowish hair, and narrow, black, lateral fringe. Antenna black. A3 shorter than A4. A4-A12 slightly convex ventrally. Scutum densely punctate (i
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Distribution Melitta guichardi
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Show only this taxa haemorrhoidalis (Fabricius 1775)
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Labial palpus half as long as glossa. Outer surface of galea smooth. Galea pointed apically. Malar area shorter than A2. Scutum and scutellum sculptured between punctures. Propodeal triangle horizontally costulate. Metasoma black.
Female. L=12.2mm. Face with erect, reddish hair. Clypeus sculptured between deep punctures, median line impunctate. Metanotum swollen apically. Entire metanotum punctate and mat. Ventral margin of F2 obtusely angled. Bt2 with brownish hair. Tb2 with carina on inner margin. Leg 3 with golden-yellow hair, Bt3 with reddish hair (sometimes with black hair apically). Terga with white, apical hair bands, shorter than marginal zone. Disc of terga nearly hairless. Prepygidial fimbria black (only in Pyrenees) or reddish, with a few, white hairs laterally. Pp sometimes with a small median elevated area.
Male. L=10.3mm. Clypeus mat, with deep punctures, except apical area smooth. Face with black lateral fringe. A3 as long as A4. A4-A12 strongly enlarged apically. F2 3X as long as wide. Inner fringe of F3 shorter than width of F3. Marginal zone of T2-T4 nearly hairless, sometimes with a few yellowish hairs. Disc of T1-T2 with brownish-yellow hair. Apical margin of S4-S5 slightly emarginate. S6 with brown apicomedian hair. S7 with apicolateral process bowl shaped, without spines. Disc of S8 with mediolateral carina. Apical plate of S8 circular. Apex of gonostylus pointed, straight ventrally. Base of inner margin of penis valve shorter than penis valve. Digitus rounded apically.
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Distribution Melitta haemorrhoidalis
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Distribution Melitta haemorrhoidalis
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Last update : 23/01/2007
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M_haemorrhoidalis
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Mesosoma femelle
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M_haemorrhoidalis
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Antenne femelle
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M_haemorrhoidalis
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Galea femelle
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M_haemorrhoidalis
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Genitalia mâle
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M_haemorrhoidalis
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Genitalia mâle
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M_haemorrhoidalis
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Sternum 6 mâle
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M_haemorrhoidalis
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Glossa femelle
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M_haemorrhoidalis
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M_haemorrhoidalis
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Show only this taxa harrietae (Bingham 1897)
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Glossa as long as maxillary palpus. Outer surface of galea mat, finely sculptured. Maxillary palpus as long as galea. Malar area longer than A3. Scutum densely punctate (iFemale. L=14.2mm. Entire clypeus densely punctate (i=d), with smooth median line. Vertex with black hair. Ventral mesosoma with black hair. Center of metanotum smooth. Legs with dark hair. Prepygidial fimbria orange. Pp with lateral grooves.
Male. L=13.2mm. Face covered with erect, white hair, and black lateral fringe. A4 as long as wide. Center of scutum with black hair. Legs with yellow hair. Disc of T1-T2 with long greyish hair. Disc of T4-T6 with long orange hair. Apex of S6 with long bushy hair laterally and medially. S7 with apicolateral process blade shaped. S8 nearly hairless. Apical plate of S8 circular. Apex of gonostylus curved ventrally and truncate. Digitus pointed apically.
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Distribution Melitta harrietae
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Last update : 23/01/2007
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M_harrietae
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Sternum 6 mâle
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M_harrietae
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Sternum 7 mâle
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M_harrietae
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Sternum 8 mâle
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M_harrietae
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Genitalia mâle
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M_harrietae
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Genitalia mâle vu de profil
Show only this taxa heilungkiangensis Wu 1978
Diagnosis.
Female. Unknown.
Male. L=10.5mm. A3 slightly shorter than A4. A3 clearly shorter than A5. Scutum with black hair centrally, yellow marginally. T2-T5 with white, apical hair bands. S7 with apico-lateral structure bowl shaped. S8 with short column. Digitus rounded apically.
Show only this taxa hispanica Friese 1900
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Labial palpus as long as glossa, shorter than maxillary palpus. Outer surface of galea shiny and sculptured. Malar area shorter than A2. Scutum smooth between punctures. Propodeal triangle narrow, mat, rugose, without carina. Metasoma black.
Female. L=13.2mm. Clypeus twice as wide as long, sparsely punctate (i>d), with impunctate median line. Face with white hair. Vertex with black hair. Scutum with black hair centrally, reddish on margins, medio-apex sparsely punctate (i>2d). Central area of scutellum impunctate. Legs 1-3 with white hair. Disc of T2-T4 with a few appressed, short, black hairs. T1-T4 with white hair bands apically, hair longer laterally than medially. Apical hair band on T1 interrupted medially. Apical hair bands on T2-T4 continuous. Prepygidial fimbria black, with a few white hairs laterally. Pp with two lateral grooves.
Male. L=12.2mm. Clypeus densely punctate (i
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Distribution Melitta hispanica
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Show only this taxa iberica Warncke 1973
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Glossa shorter than labial palpus. Outer surface of galea mat and sculptured. Malar area shorter than A2. Scutum densely punctate (iFemale. L=13mm. Clypeus twice as wide as long, with median impunctate line. Vestiture on face reddish, vertex brown. Scutum with black hair centrally, reddish marginally. Outer surface of leg 1 with brown hair. Legs 2-3 with reddish hair. Disc of T1 with erect, reddish hair. Disc of T2-T4 with a few appressed, short, black hairs. T1-T4 with dense white apical hair bands, hairs longer laterally than medially, those on T2-T4 continuous. Prepygidial fimbria entirely black. Pp with median elevated area.
Male. L=12mm. A3 shorter than A4. A4-A12 slightly convex ventrally. Face with reddish hair, and narrow black lateral fringe. Bt3 as wide as mediotarsus 3. T2-T4 without apical hair bands. Disc of T1-T3 with erect, reddish hair. Disc of T4-6 with black hair. Apical margin of S3-S5 slightly convex. S6 with apicomedian area nearly hairless, with long, bushy, black hairs apicolaterally. S7 with apicolateral process blade shaped. S8 nearly hairless, with apical plate oval shaped. Gonostylus truncated apically, shorter than penis valve. Digitus rounded apically.
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Distribution Melitta iberica
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 23/01/2007
Show only this taxa japonica Yasumatsu & Hirashima
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Glossa longer than galea. Outer surface of galea mat and sculptured. Malar area shorter than A2. Posterior scutum, anterior scutellum and anterior metanotum densely punctate (i=d), smooth between punctures. Propodeal triangle with fine granular sculpture, mostly with conspicuous transverse horizontal wrinkles. Terga shiny. Metasoma black.
Female L=13mm. Clypeus flat, sparsely punctate (i=d), smooth between punctures, impunctate apically, with median impunctate line. Outer surface of legs 1-2 and ventral mesosoma with reddish to yellowish hair. T2-T4 with white, apical hair bands, longer than marginal zone. Prepygidial fimbria black medially, white laterally. Pp with lateral grooves.
Male. L=12.5mm. Face with whitish to yellowish hair, without narrow black lateral fringe. A3 as long as A4 (fig. 131). A4 longer than wide. A4-A12 slightly convex ventrally, with elliptical depression which ridged at margins. Distitarsus twice as long as wide. Hair on underside of F3 uniform in length. Disc of T1-T3 with reddish hair. Disc of T4-T6 with black hair. T2-T4 with sparse, white, apical hair bands. S6 with basal elevation and bushy hair apicolaterally. S7 with apicolateral process blade shaped. Column of S8 with a few lateral hairs. Apical plate of S8 flattened, three times as wide as long. Apex of gonostylus straight and pointed. Penis valve pointed apically. Digitus rounded apically.
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Distribution Melitta japonica
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 23/01/2007
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M_japonica
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 7 mâle
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M_japonica
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 8 mâle
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M_japonica
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 6 mâle
 photo
M_japonica
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Genitalia mâle profil
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M_japonica
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Genitalia mâle
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M_japonica
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Femelle vu de profil
Show only this taxa kastiliensis Warncke 1973
Diagnosis. Female/male. Labial palpus shorter than glossa. Glossa shorter than maxillary palpus. Galea pointed apically, outer surface smooth. Malar area shorter than A2. Scutum densely punctate (iFemale. L=15.5mm. Clypeus smooth between punctures, apical area impunctate. Face with whitish hair. Vertex with brown hair. Dorsal part of scutum with reddish hair, intermixed with black hair, ventral part of scutum with white hair. Legs 1-3 (including scopae) with yellow hair. Disc of T1-T2 with appressed, short, whitish hair. T1-T4 with dense, white, apical hair bands. Apical hair band on T1 interrupted medially. Apical hair bands on T2-T4 continuous. Prepygidial fimbria black, with a few white hairs laterally. Pp with lateral grooves.
Male. L=12.1mm. A3 shorter than A4. A4-A12 cylindrical, sometimes slightly convex ventrally. Face with white to yellowish hair, with narrow, black, lateral fringe. Bt3 as wide as basitarsus 3. Terga with apical hair bands. T5-T6 with black hair, but yellowish laterally. S2-S5 with straight apical margins. Apex of S6 with long hair medially and laterally. S7 with apicolateral process blade shaped. S8 nearly hairless, apical area circular. Gonostylus with one apical lobe and one inner lateral lobe. Digitus pointed apically.
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Distribution Melitta kastiliensis
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Show only this taxa katherinae Eardley 2006
Diagnosis. Female. Unknown.
Male. L=9.4mm. Malar area shorter than A2. Face without black, lateral fringe. Propodeal triangle mat, with fine granular sculpture. Hair on disc of T3 entirely yellowish. Disc of T4-T7 with black hair. T1-T5 with white, apical, hair bands. S6 without apicomedian area elevated and expanded. S7 with apicolateral process blade shaped. Column of S8 with a few lateral hairs. Gonostylus truncate apically. Digitus rounded apically.
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Distribution Melitta katherinae
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 24/01/2007
Show only this taxa latronis Cockerell 1924
Diagnosis. Female. Unknown.
Male. L= 11mm. Malar area shorter than A2. A4-A12 cylindrical, orange ventrally, brown dorsally. Face and mesosoma with whitish vestiture. T2-T4 with white, apical bands. Disc of terga with dark hair.
Show only this taxa leporina (Panzer 1799)
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Glossa shorter than maxillary palpus. Maxillary palpus shorter than galea. Outer surface of galea mat and sculptured. Malar area shorter than A2. Scutum mat and sculptured. Propodeal triangle flat, finely sculptured, slightly different from propodeum. Bt3 with pale hair. Metasoma black.
female. L=11.9mm. Clypeus flat, densely punctate (iMale. L=10.7mm. Entire clypeus densely punctate (i
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Distribution Melitta leporina
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 23/01/2007
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Distribution Melitta leporina en France
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M_leporina
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 6 mâle
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M_leporina
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Genitalia mâle
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M_leporina
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 7 mâle
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M_leporina
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Genitalia mâle vu de profil
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M_leporina
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Male vu de profil
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M_leporina
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 8
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M_leporina
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Femelle en vue dorsale
Show only this taxa maura (Pérez 1896)
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Labial palpus longer than glossa. Maxillary palpus as long as galea. Outer surface of galea mat and sculptured. Malar area longer than A2. Scutum mostly sculptured and mat, sometimes with posterior area shiny.
Female. L=13.2mm. Clypeus densely punctate (i=d), finely sculptured between punctures, with impunctate median line. Face and scutum with yellowish to black hairs. Anterior area of scutellum shiny. Mesosoma with black and reddish hairs intermixed. Propodeal triangle finely rugose, narrower than metanotum. T1-T3 mostly partly orange. T2-T5 with apical hair bands yellow to brownish, and as long as marginal zone. T4 apical hair band longer medially. Prepygidial fimbria brownish to black. Pp flat.
Male. L=10.9mm. Clypeus densely punctate, except apical area smooth. A3 shorter than A4. A4-A12 slightly convex ventrally. T2-T4 with yellowish to brownish, continuous apical hair bands. S4-S5 with straight apical margin. S6 as illustrated. S7 with apicolateral process swollen. S8 nearly hairless. Gonostylus pointed apically. Gonostylus straight ventrally. Penis valve and digitus rounded apically.
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Distribution Melitta maura
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 23/01/2007
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M_maura
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 7 mâle
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M_maura
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 6 mâle
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M_maura
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Genitalia mâle vu de profil
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M_maura
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Genitalia mâle
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M_maura
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 8 mâle
Show only this taxa melanura (= wankowiczi) (Radoszkowski 1891)
Diagnosis.
Femelle/male. Labial palpus as long as glossa. Outer surface of galea smooth. Maxillary palpus as long as galea. Malar area shorter than A2. Scutum, scutellum and metanotum sculptured and mat between punctures.
Femelle. L=11.4mm. Clypeus densely punctate (iMale. L=11.4mm. Clypeus densely punctate, except smooth apically. Face without black lateral fringe (sometimes with a few black hairs). F1 1.5X as long as wide. F2 twice as long as wide. T2-T4 with apical hair bands. Disc of T1-T2 with whitish-grey hair. Apex of T6 with brown hair. Apical margin of S5 slightly emarginate. S6 with brown, bushy hairs apicomedially. S7 with apicolateral structure bowl shaped. S8 nearly hairless. Apical area of S8 circular. Gonostylus pointed apically and straight ventrally. Base of inner margin of penis valve as wide as penis valve. Digitus rounded apically.
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Distribution Melitta wankowiczi
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 23/01/2007
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M_wankowiczi
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Mâle vu de profil
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M_wankowiczi_mal_genitalia.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Genitalia mâle
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M_wankowiczi_mal_genitalia_profil.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Genitalia mâle vu de profil
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M_wankowiczi_mal_S7.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 7 mâle
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M_wankowiczi_mal_S8.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 8 mâle
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M_wankowiczi_male_S6.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 6 mâle
Show only this taxa melittoides (Viereck 1909)
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Maxillary palpus five-segmented. Outer surface of galea smooth. Labrum shiny. Malar area as long as A3. Scutum and scutellum sparsely punctured (i>3d), smooth between punctures. Propodeal triangle with fine, granular sculpture, concave. Fore wing with first recurrent vein meeting weak Rs+M in middle of second submarginal cell. Terga shiny. Metasoma black.
Female. L=11.6mm. Mandible slightly longer than eye, flattened apically, blade pointed, without pre-apical tooth, with two small teeth on inner margin. Clypeus with few punctures, sculptured between punctures. Legs with yellowish hairs. T1 with interrupted, white, apical hair band. T2-T4 with continuous, white, apical hair bands. Prepygidial fimbria brownish-black. Pp with median area slightly elevated.
Male. L=10.6mm. A3 shorter than A4. A4 twice as long as wide. A4-A12 slightly convex ventrally. Face with whitish hair, with few lateral black hairs. T2-T4 with sparse apical hair bands. Apical margin of S5 emarginate. Apicolateral process of S6 broadly expanded. S7 with apicolateral process blade shaped. Column of S8 with median carina. Gonostylus apically bifid.
Show only this taxa mongolica Wu 1978
Diagnosis.
Female. L=13.5mm. T1-T4 with wide, yellow, apical hair bands. Mesosoma covered with yellowish-brown hair. Legs with reddish hairs.
Male. L=11.5mm. A3 longer than A4. T1-T4 with broad, yellowish, hair bands. Mesosoma covered with yellow hairs. S7 with apicolateral process blade shaped. S8 nearly hairless.
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Distribution Melitta mongolica
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 24/01/2007
Show only this taxa montana Wu 1993
Diagnosis.
Female. L=11.0mm. Diagnosis not available.
Male. L=10.5mm. A3 longer than A4. Mesosoma with greyish-yellow and black hair intermixed. T2-T4 with yellowish, apical, hair bands. Apicolateral process of S7 rounded apically.
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Distribution Melitta montana
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 24/01/2007
Show only this taxa murciana Warncke 1973
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Glossa as long as maxillary palpus and labial palpus. Outer surface of galea smooth. Malar area shorter than A2. Center of scutum and scutellum smooth between punctures. Base of propodeal triangle with vertical carinae. Metasoma black.
Female. L=12.9mm. Clypeus flat, sparsely punctate (i>d), with smooth, median line. Dorsal surface of mesosoma with black hair intermixed with reddish hair. Central area of scutum sparsely punctate (i>2d). Legs 1-3 with reddish hair. T2-T4 with yellowish, apical, hair bands that are as long as marginal zone. Prepygidial fimbria black, with a few whitish hairs intermixed laterally. Pp with median elevated area.
Male. L=11.8mm. Vestiture of body reddish. A3 shorter than A4. A4-A12 cylindrical. Face with reddish hair, and narrow, black, lateral fringe. Scutum densely punctate (i
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Distribution Melitta murciana
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 23/01/2007
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M_murciana_genitalia_face.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Genitalia mâle
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M_murciana_genitalia_profil.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Genitalia mâle vu de profil
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M_murciana_S6.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 6 mâle
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M_murciana_S7.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 7 mâle
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M_murciana_S8.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 8 mâle
Show only this taxa nigrabdominalis Wu 1988
Diagnosis.
Female. Unknown.
Male. L=14.0mm. A3 longer than A4. Scutum with black hair centrally and long, yellow, hair marginally. T2-T4 without apical hair bands. Disc of terga with short, black hair. S7 with apicolateral process blade shaped. Gonostylus with inner lobe.
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Distribution Melitta nigrabdominalis
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 24/01/2007
Show only this taxa nigricans Alfken 1905
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Glossa elongated, as long as maxillary palpus. Outer surface of galea mat and sculptured. Malar area shorter than A2. Scutum mat and sculptured. Propodeum declivous. Metasoma black.
Female. L=11.1mm. Clypeus flat, with deep and sparse punctures (i>2d), sculptured between punctures. Center of scutellum with blackish-brown hairs. Base of propodeal triangle with central area slightly concave (figs 31-32), finely sculptured. Bt3 with pale hair. T2-T4 with yellowish-white, apical hair bands as long as marginal zone. Prepygidial fimbria mostly black medially, this smaller than lateral, white hairs.
Male. L=9.5mm. Clypeus convex, with median impunctate line. Antenna brown. A4-A12 slightly convex ventrally. Face with erect, white hairs, and narrow, black lateral fringe. Propodeal triangle finely rugose. Hairs on underside of F3 shorter than width of F3. Mt3 twice as wide as mediotarsus 3. Terga with dense, white, apical hair bands, shorter than marginal zone. Disc of T3 with black hair. Apical margin of S4-S5 emarginate. S6 as illustrated. Apicolateral process of S7 with long, yellow hair. S8 nearly hairless. Apical area of S8 circle shaped. Gonostylus truncate apically and flat ventrally. Penis valve wide basally. Digitus rounded apically.
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Distribution Melitta nigricans
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 23/01/2007
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Distribution Melitta nigricans France
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 23/01/2007
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Melitta nigricans - Mâle
auteur(s) : Denis Michez
Détail du genitalia mâle vu au microscope à balayage
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Melitta nigricans - Mâle
auteur(s) : Denis Michez
Détail du sternum 6 mâle vu au microscope éléctronique à balayage
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Melitta nigricans - Mâle
auteur(s) : Denis Michez
Détail du sternum 7 mâle vu au microscope électronique à balayage
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Melitta nigricans - Mâle
auteur(s) : Denis Michez
Détail du sternum 8 mâle vu au microscope électronique à balayage
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Melitta nigricans - Femelle >>> galerie photos
auteur(s) : Yvan Barbier
B, Gembloux
Récolte du pollen et du nectar sur Lythrum salicaria
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Melitta nigricans - Femelle >>> galerie photos
auteur(s) : Yvan Barbier
B, Terril d'Hensies
approchant Lythrum salicaria
Show only this taxa rasmonti Michez 2007
Diagnosis.
Femelle/male. Galea sparsely punctate (i>2d); outer surface smooth. Malar area shorter than A2. Posterior half of scutum smooth between punctures. Central area of metanotum punctate. Central area of propodeal triangle horizontally costulate. Fore wing with first recurrent vein meeting weak Rs+M in middle of second submarginal cell. Metasoma black.
Femelle. L=11.4mm. Clypeus twice as wide as long. Metanotum swollen apically. Tb2 with carina on inner margin. Inner side of F3 with dense, yellow apicoventral fringe one-third as long as F3. T2-T4 with white, apical, hair bands as long as marginal zone. Prepygidial fimbria orange.
Male. L=10.6mm. Entire clypeus densely punctate. Face with erect, whitish hair, and narrow, black lateral fringe. A4-A12 strongly enlarged apically, median area weakly convex ventrally. A3 longer than A4. T2-T4 with whitish, apical, hair bands twice as long as marginal zone. Legs with whitish hair. F1 twice as long as wide. Inner fringe of F3 shorter than width of F3. Apex of T6 with yellowish hair. S6 with emarginate apical margin. Apicolateral process of S7 bowl shaped. S8 nearly hairless, with apical area circular. Gonostylus pointed apically. Digitus rounded apically.
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Distribution Melitta rasmonti
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M_rasmonti
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Femelle en vue dorsale
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M_rasmonti
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Femelle vu de profil
Show only this taxa schmiedeknechti Friese 1898
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Labial palpus as long as glossa. Outer surface of galea mat and sculptured. Maxillary palpus as long as galea. Malar area shorter than A2. Scutum, scutellum and metanotum mat and sculptured. Propodeal triangle finely sculptured, as wide as metanotum, with marginal carinae.
Female. L=11mm. Clypeus densely punctate (iMale. L=10.5mm. Face with erect white hairs, narrow and black lateral fringe. A4-A12 slightly convex ventrally. Terga without apical hair bands, sometimes with few yellow, apical hairs. S5 with straight apical margin. S6 with apicomedian bushy hairs. Apicolateral process of S7 swollen. S8 nearly hairless, with apical area circle shaped. Gonostylus truncate apically, straight ventrally. Digitus rounded apically.
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Distribution Melitta schiemeknechti
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M_schmiedeknechti
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Femelle vu de profil
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M_schmiedek_male_genitalia_face.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Genitalia mâle
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M_schmiedek_male_genitalia_profil.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Genitalia mâle vu de profil
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M_schmiedek_male_S6.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 6 mâle
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M_schmiedek_male_S7.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 7 mâle
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M_schmiedek_male_S8.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 8 mâle
Show only this taxa schultzei Friese 1909
Diagnosis.
Femelle/male. Labial palpus twice as long as glossa. Maxillary palpus as long as galea. Galea very narrow, outer surface sculptured, pointed apically. Malar area shorter than A2. Scutum sparsely punctate (i>d), smooth between punctures. Propodeal triangle shiny. Metasoma black.
Femelle. L=10.8mm. Scopa yellowish anteriorly and orange posteriorly. Disc of T2-T4 with black hair. T2-T4 with narrow apical hair bands.
Male. L=8.8mm. A3 as long as A4. A5-A12 slightly convex ventrally. Face covered with dense, white hair, and narrow, black, lateral fringe. Anterior scutellum sparsely punctate (i>d). Legs with yellow to yellowish hairs. Disc of T4-T6 with black hair. S6 with long apicomedian hair. S7 with long apicolateral process blade shaped. S8 nearly hairless. Gonostylus shorter than penis valve. Digitus rounded apically.
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Distribution Melitta schultzei
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 24/01/2007
Show only this taxa seitzi Alfken 1927
Diagnosis.
Femelle/male. Glossa shorter than maxillary palpus. Outer surface of galea shiny. Malar area shorter than A2. Scutum densely punctate (iFemelle. L=12.9mm. Clypeus smooth between punctures. Propodeal triangle rugose. Legs 1-3 with yellow hair. T2-T4 with continuous dense, yellow to whitish, apical hair bands, lateral hairs longer than median hairs. Prepygidial fimbria mostly black, white laterally. Pp with median elevated area.
Male. L=11.1mm. A3 shorter than A4. A4-A12 cylindrical. Face with white to reddish hair, black lateral fringe. Bt3 twice as wide as mediotarsus 3. Terga without apical hair bands. Disc of T4-T6 with white hair laterally. S4-S5 with emarginated, distal margins. S6 with apical hairs brown, longer laterally, distal edge concave. Apicolateral process of S7 rounded. Column of S8 with long, bushy, hair laterally. Apical plate of S8 oval. Gonostylus and digitus rounded apically.
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Distribution Melitta seitzi
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Show only this taxa sibirica (Morawitz 1888)
Diagnosis.
Femelle/male. Glossa shorter than maxillary palpus. Labial palpus as long as glossa. Outer surface of galea mat and sculptured. Malar area as long as A2, sometimes shorter than A2. Scutum densely punctate (i=d), smooth between punctures. Base of propodeal triangle with vertical carinae. Metasoma black.
Femelle. L=13.2mm. Clypeus with median impunctate line. Dorsal surface of mesosoma with reddish hair. Central area of metanotum smooth, with a few deep punctures. Disc of T2-T4 with appressed, black hair. T2-T4 with narrow, white apical hair bands. Prepygidial fimbria black, sometimes with lateral white hair.
Male. L=12.0mm. Entire clypeus densely punctate. A5-A12 slightly convex ventrally. Face with whitish hair, narrow black lateral fringe. Mesosoma with reddish hair dorsally, white hair ventrally. Bt3 twice as long as mediotarsus 3. Disc of T4-T5 with dark hair. T2-T4 with continuous, apical, hair bands longer than marginal area. S4-S5 with straight apical margin. Disc of S6 with central depression. S7 with apicolateral process blade shaped. Column of S8 with short, brown lateral hairs. Apical area of S8 oval. Gonostylus truncate apically and curved ventrally. Digitus pointed apically.
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Distribution Melitta sibirica
Main sources : Michez D.
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M_sibirica
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Mâle vu de profil
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M_sibirica_male_genitalia.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Genitalia mâle
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M_sibirica_male_genitalia_profil.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Genitalia mâle vu de profil
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M_sibirica_male_S6.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 6 mâle
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M_sibirica_male_S7.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 7 mâle
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M_sibirica_male_S8.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 8 mâle
Show only this taxa tomentosa Friese 1900
Diagnosis.
Femelle/male. Outer surface of galea smooth. Malar area shorter than A2. Metasoma black. Global vestiture reddish-yellow. Scutum mat and sculptured. Scutellum smooth between punctures, at least mediobasally.
Femelle. L=13.0mm. Clypeus with dense, shallow punctures (iMale. L=12.0mm. Clypeus densely punctate (i
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Distribution Melitta tomentosa
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M_tomentosa_male_gonotstylus.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Gonostylus mâle
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M_tomentosa_sternum_7.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 7 mâle
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M_tomentosa_sternum_8.BMP
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 8 mâle
Show only this taxa tricincta Kirby 1802
Diagnosis.
Female/male. Glossa shorter than maxillary palpus. Outer surface of galea mat and sculptured. Malar area shorter than A2. Scutum and scutellum mat and sculptured. Propodeal triangle strongly sculptured, margin carinate. Terga black. T2-T4 with yellowish-white apical hair bands, usually as long as marginal zone (sometimes shorter).
Female. L=10.8mm. Clypeus convex, with dense, deep punctures (iMale. L=9.9mm. Clypeus convex, densely punctate, except smooth, apical area. Antenna brown. A3 as long as A4. A4-A12 enlarged apically and ventrally. Face with narrow, black, lateral fringe. Hairs on underside of F3 shorter than width. Bt3 twice as wide as mediotarsus 3, with parallel margins. Disc of T3 with black hair. S4-S5 with emarginate apical margin. S6 with bushy hair apicomedially. S7 with apicolateral process nearly hairless. S8 nearly hairless. Gonostylus straight and truncate apically. Digitus rounded apically.
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Distribution Melitta tricincta
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Show only this taxa udmurtica Sitdikov 1986
Diagnosis.
Femelle/male. Outer surface of galea sculptured and shiny. Malar area shorter than A2. Scutum smooth between punctures. Propodeal triangle with granular sculpture. Metasoma black.
Femelle. L=13.5mm. Mesonotum and mesoscutum with sparse punctures (i>d), smooth between punctures. Legs with yellow to brown hairs. Lateral parts of terga and sterna covered with long, pale hair. T2-T4 with narrow, white, apical hair bands. Prepygidial fimbria mostly black, with a few yellowish hairs laterally. Pp with weak elevated median area.
Male. L=12.3mm. Face without narrow, black, lateral fringe. A4-A13 cylindrical. A3 as long as A4. Bt3 twice as wide as mediotarsus 3. T1-T4 with white, apical hair bands. S6 with bushy, dark hair laterally. S7 with apicolateral process blade shaped. S8 nearly hairless. Apical plate on S8 flat, 3X as wide as long. Gonostylus straight ventrally, pointed apically.

!! remark: Michez & Eardley (2007) made a mistake naming this species Melitta udmurtiaca.
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Distribution Melitta udmurtiaca
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 23/01/2007
Show only this taxa whiteheadi Eardley 2006
Diagnosis.
Femelle. L=14.2mm. Body length very long. Outer surface of galea mat and sculptured. Malar area longer than A2. Scutum smooth between punctures. Propodeal triangle mat, with fine granular sculpture. Leg 3 black. Disc of terga with short black hair. Metasoma black.
Male. Unknown.
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Distribution Melitta whiteheadi
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 24/01/2007

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  Celary, W. 2006. Biology of the Solitary Ground-nesting Bee Melitta leporina (Panzer, 1979) (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Melittidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomogical Society.

Dellicour S. & Michez D. 2010. Biologie, observations et collectes de trois espèces sœurs du genre Melitta Kirby 1802 (Hymenoptera, Melittidae). Osmia, 4 : 29-34.
 
Eardley, C.D. & Kuhlmann, M. 2006. Southern and East African Melitta Kirby (Apoidea: Melittidae). African Entomology.
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Michez D. & Eardley C.D. 2007. Monographic revision of the bee genus Melitta Kirby 1802 (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Melittidae). Annales de la Société entomologique de France (n. s.), 43(4): 379-440.
 
Michez, D., S. Patiny & S. Iserbyt. 2004. Apoidea remarquables observés dans les Pyrénées-Orientales, France (Hymenoptera, Andrenidae et Melittidae). Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France, 109(4): 379-382.
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Sitdikov A. A. 1986. The bee fauna (Hymenoptera, Apoidea) of Udmurtiaca, with a description of Melitta udmurtica sp. n. Proceedings of the zoological institute Leningrad 159: 103-112.
  Snelling R.R. & Stage G.I. 1995. A revision of the Nearctic Melittidae: the subfamily Melittinae (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Contributions in Science - Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 451, 19-31.
  Warncke, K. 1973. Die westpaläarktische Arten der Bienen Familie Melittidae (Hymenoptera). Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne.