Macropis STEP Europe

Denis Michez

Atlas of the European Bees: genus Macropis

Updated 1.III.2012

This page is constructed in the framework of the STEP project
Status and Trends of European Pollinators
Coordinator: Simon Geoffrey Potts, University of Reading

STEP Partners to Objective 1 (Document the status and trends of pollinators, map distributions):
University of Mons (Prof. Pierre Rasmont; Denis Michez; Stephanie Iserbyt; Yvan Barbier)
University of Reading (Stuart Roberts)

Denis Michez

Michez D. 2012. Atlas of the European Bees: genus Macropis. STEP Project, Atlas Hymenoptera, Mons, Gembloux.


European bees
Macropis (Macropis) europaea Warncke, 1973
Macropis europaea is present in Europe from England to the Moscow region and from Finland to Italy.
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Macropis (Macropis) frivaldszkyi Mocsáry, 1878
Macropis frivaldszkyi is present in Anatolia and the south-eastern part of Europe.
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Macropis (Macropis) fulvipes (Fabricius, 1804)
Macropis fulvipes is present in most parts of Europe, except in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Norway.
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Michez D. & Patiny S. 2005. World revision of the oil-collecting bee genus Macropis Panzer 1809 (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Melittidae) with a description of a new species from Laos. Annales de la Société entomologique de France, 41 (1): 25pp.
Michez D., Patiny S., Rasmont P., Timmermann K., Vereecken N. 2008. Phylogeny and host-plant evolution in Melittidae s.l. (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Apidologie (special issue), 39: 146-162.
Pekkarinen, A., O. Berg, I. Calabuig, L.-A. Janzon, J. Luig. 2003. Distribution and co-existence of the Macropis species and their cleptoparasite Epeoloides coecutiens (Fabr.) in NW Europe (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Melittidae and Apidae). Entomologica Fennica, 14: 53-59.
Warncke, K. 1973. Die westpaläarktische Arten der Bienen Familie Melittidae (Hymenoptera). Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne.