Atlas Hymenoptera - Flavomeliturgula
author(s) : Patiny

Sébastien Patiny

Atlas of the European Bees: genus Flavomeliturgula

First on line 1.III.2012


Meliturgula and the related genera are considered as a sister group of Melitturga. Meliturgula are basically African taxa. However, two genera are strictly endemic in southern Palaearctic: Flavomeliturgula and Gasparinahla.
It is worth noting that these two latter genera are morphologically characterized by very long mouthparts (quite longer than face), while the African taxa are small tongued species.

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Sébastien Patiny

Citation:
Patiny S. 2012. Atlas of the European Bees: genus Flavomeliturgula. STEP Project, Atlas Hymenoptera, Mons, Gembloux. http://www.zoologie.umh.ac.be//hymenoptera/page.asp?ID=29

Flavomeliturgula European bees

Patiny, 1999
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Show only this taxa Flavomeliturgula spp. Patiny, 1999
Show only this taxa Flavomeliturgula berangeriae Patiny, 2002
Flavomeliturgula berangeriae belong to a group of small species including also F.schwarziana. F.berangeriae is highly recognizable according to the unsual reddish discoloration of the terga and sterna margins.
One has few records for this species, which is currently one of the most westernly distributed in the genus. The position of the known data suggest that as most other in the subgenera, it ranges following the Zagros mounts. The western position of the locus typicus let hypothesis that the genus could occurs in Irak as well.
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Flavomeliturgula berangeriae
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Flavomeliturgula berangeriae (1 specimen)
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Show only this taxa Flavomeliturgula centaurea (Warncke, 1985)
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Flavomeliturgula centaurea
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Flavomeliturgula centaurea (8 specimens)
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Show only this taxa Flavomeliturgula deserta (Warncke, 1985)
This is probably the most recognizable species in the genus, thanks to the squamous hairs covering the thorax and some other body parts. In regard of this character and others like the head shape, it is also the most atypical species.
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Flavomeliturgula deserta (1 specimen)
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Show only this taxa Flavomeliturgula lacrymosa (Popov, 1967)
Flavomeliturgula lacrymosa is the first species described in the genus. It was originally described as Poecilomelitta lacrymosa.
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Flavomeliturgula lacrymosa (17 specimens)
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Show only this taxa Flavomeliturgula schwarziana Patiny, 2004
Like F.Berangeriae, F.schwarziana is a very small species. It is worth to note the distribution of that particular species in Pakistan, underlining as the one of Plesiopanurgus cinerarius (e.g.) the existence of an Irano-Pakistani fauna, of which range is centred on Baluchistan.
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Flavomeliturgula schwarziana
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Show only this taxa Flavomeliturgula tapana (Warncke, 1985)
F.tapana is the largest species described so far. We consider it as constituting a distinct group within the genus.
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Flavomeliturgula tapana (21 specimens)
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Références

  Patiny S. 1999. Etude phylogénétique des Panurginae de l'ancien monde (Hymenoptera, Andrenidae). Linzer Biologische Beiträge. 31(1): 249-275.
  Patiny S. 2001. Monographie des Panurginae de l'ancien monde (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Andrenidae). FuSaGx. Ph-D thesis.
  Patiny S. & Gaspar C. 2000. Biogéographie des Melitturga LATREILLE, 1809, Meliturgula FRIESE, 1903 et des genres proches (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae, Panurginae). Notes fauniques de Gembloux. 39: 3-44.
see also:http://www.fsagx.ac.be/zg/Notes%20fauniques/pdf%20zoologie/1201-1250/1242.pdf
  Warncke K. 1985. Beiträge zur bienenfauna des Iran 19.-20. Die gattungen Panurgus Pz. und Meliturgula Fr. (Hymenoptera, Apidae). Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Venezia. 34 : 221-235.