Amegilla savignyi


Taxon referenced in page Amegilla Atlas European Bees
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Amegilla (Zebramegilla) savignyi (Lepeletier, 1841)

Since Brooks (1988) most authors made confusion between this species (found in N. Africa only) and the near Amegilla magnilabris (that also occurs in Europe). Both species show the same conspicuously proeminent clypeus and labrum. Priesner (1957: 93) provided good diagnpstic characters: "A. savignyi Lep., [is] a species that is easily distinguished from magnilabris in having a full fascia on tergite V, slightly transverse labrum, intermixed black hairs at the clypeo-frontal suture, on the vertex and thorax, narrower abdominal fasciae and a small white hairspot exteriorly at the base of the metatarsus III. "

P. Rasmont