Atlas of the European Bees: genus ThyreomelectaPierre Rasmont
First on line 3.IX.2014
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)
Thyreomelecta are bees extremely rares in collections. We only know 35 observations in the surveyed area. There are very few ethological data concerning this genus. They are cleptoparasitic species and Rightmyer & Engel (2003) give Anthophora of the subgenus Petalosternon as hosts.
This first version is includes mainly the references provides by Lieftinck (1968) and Rightmyer & Engel (2003).
Many thanks to Manu Dehon for his help.
Citation:Rasmont P. 2014. Atlas of the European Bees: genus Thyreomelecta
. 1st Edition. STEP Project, Atlas Hymenoptera, Mons, Gembloux. http://www.atlashymenoptera.net/page.aspx?ID=257
Thyreomelecta (present page)Thyreus