Melecta angustilabris

Lieftinck, 1980

Author(s) : Rasmont P.
Melecta (Melecta) angustilabris Lieftinck, 1980
This species known from males and females cannot be mistaken with any other of the genus thanks to its very elongated labrum. It also display very different colour pattern in males and females, and that is very unusual in this genus. While the males show the usual pattern black with large white patches, the females are generally mostly black, with few white hairs.

So far, the species is only known from Egypt and Israel.



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