Taxonomy


(Pseudapis albidula)

  • Name: Pseudapis albidula
  • Rank: species
    • Nesting: Pseudapis albidula, a solitary bee species, typically nests in the ground. Females dig shallow burrows in sandy or loose soil. Each burrow contains individual cells where they lay their eggs and provision them with pollen and nectar. These bees often prefer open, sunny areas with sparse vegetation for nesting sites.
    • Pollen Carrying Method: Scopa (Pollen Brushes)
    • Foraging: Pseudapis albidula: Polylectic.
    • Size: Tiny, 5-8 mm.
    • Average Length: 9 mm
    • Body Type: Andreniform
    • Coloring: Black, white, yellow
    • Pattern: Single stripe.
    • Sociality: Solitary, Communal
    • Wings: Transparent, veined, membranous
    • Eyes: Compound, large, multifaceted, black.
    • Mandibles: Three-toothed apex.
    • Sting: Sting, pain: moderate, aggression: low
    • Tarsal Claws: Toothed inner claw.
    • Abdomen: Elongated, striped, slender.
    • Antennae: Medium
    • Hair: Short, white, dense hairs
    • Colorado Native: false
    Additional Notes: – Family: Halictidae – Common name: None widely recognized – Social behavior: Solitary bee species – Habitat: Primarily found in Africa – Foraging: Feeds on nectar and pollen from various flowers – Nesting: Ground nests in sandy soils – Conservation status: Not well-documented in terms of threat levels – Identifying features: Characterized by its distinctive white or pale coloring

    Identification Tips: – Small to medium-sized bee – Pale to whitish body coloration – Dense hair on thorax and abdomen – Long, slender tongue – Distinctive facial markings often present – Females: scopa (pollen-carrying hairs) on hind legs – Found in regions with abundant floral resources – Solitary behaviorública

    ID: 1544763

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