author(s) : S. Patiny
Sébastien Patiny

Atlas of the European Bees: genus Simpanurgus

First on line 1.III.2012

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Sébastien Patiny

Patiny S. 2012. Atlas of the European Bees: genus Simpanurgus. STEP Project, Atlas Hymenoptera, Mons, Gembloux.

Simpanurgus Warncke, 1972

European bees
Simpanurgus phyllopodus (Warncke, 1972)
Simpanurgus phyllopodus is currently the most sketchy known genus in Iberian Peninsula. Only 5 specimens (all males) are included in the type series.
These specimens were caught at the very end of July near Segovia (Madrona), while foraging on Eryngium.
As a consequence of this deep lack of knowledge, the phylogenetic relationships of that taxon are only hypothesized based on morphological evidences. Simpanurgus phyllopodus is actually placed 'par défaut' among Camptopoeina subtribe.


Patiny S. 2001. Monographie des Panurginae de l'ancien monde (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Andrenidae). FuSaGx. Ph-D thesis.
Warncke K. 1972. Westpaläarktische Bienen der Unterfamilie Panurginae (Hym., Apidae) Pszczoly z podrodziny Panurginae (Hym., Apidae) w zachodniej Palearktyce. Polskie pismo Entomologiczne. XLII(1): 53-108.