Catalogue of Afrotropical Bees (no double headers)

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Publication date:
22 November 2022
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The purpose of this catalogue is to list the valid names, nomenclatorial history of, and references citing, the described bees of sub-saharan Africa and the western Indian Ocean islands, excluding the honey bee (Apis mellifera Linnaeus). The countries in which species occur are listed, as well as the type specimens/species of species/genera. Some ecological information is provided, namely flowers visited, plants used as nests, parasitic bees and host bees.

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Taxon (core)

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Connal Eardley
  • Originator
Agricultural Research Council
Willem Coetzer
  • Metadata Provider
  • Point Of Contact
South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity
Somerset Street
6139 Grahamstown
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Geographic Coverage

Afrotropical Region

Bounding Coordinates South West [-35.91, -20.55], North East [22.14, 53.95]

Taxonomic Coverage


Superfamily Apoidea

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers bea884b9-92dc-48fd-9152-27b8fed329b2