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Eucerini sp.

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Hymenopterida
Ordo: Hymenoptera
Subordo: Apocrita
Superfamilia: Apoidea

Familia: Apidae
Subfamilia: Apinae
Tribus: Eucerini
Genera: Agapanthinus – Alloscirtetica – Canephorula – Cemolobus – Cubitalia – Eucera – Eucerinoda – Florilegus – Gaesischia – Gaesochira – Hamatothrix – Lophothygater – Martinapis – Melissodes – Melissoptila – Micronychapis – Mirnapis – Notolonia – Pachysvastra – Peponapis – Platysvastra – Santiago – Simanthedon – Svastra – Svastrides – Svastrina – Syntrichalonia – Tetralonia – Tetraloniella – Thygater – Trichocerapis – Ulugombakia – Xenoglossa


Eucerini Latreille, 1802b

Type genus: Eucera Scopoli, 1770

Mahlmann, T.; Hipólito, J.; de Oliveira, F.F. 2014: Male sleeping aggregation of multiple Eucerini bee genera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil. Biodiversity data journal 2: e1556. DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e1556 Reference page.
Michener C.D. 2000: The Bees of the World, Johns Hopkins University Press. 913pp.
Michael S. Engel. 2005: Family-Group Names for Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). American Museum Novitates, 3476(1): 1–33.

Vernacular names
English: Long-horned Bees

The Eucerini (often called long-horned bees) are the most diverse tribe in the family Apidae, with over 32 genera worldwide that were previously classified as members of the family Anthophoridae. All species are solitary, though many nest in large aggregations, and large "sleeping" aggregations of males are found occasionally. Most genera are distinctive in the unusually long male antennae from which the tribe derives its name (eucer- means true horned). They are most diverse in the Western Hemisphere.


The classification within the tribe is rather chaotic, as many of the genera are small and poorly characterized, with the bulk of species (about 500) in only five genera. This is a group in serious need of a thorough taxonomic overhaul, and the fusion of many genera would likely result (a revision in 2000 eliminated seven genera, another in 2018 eliminated six more).[1]
Svastra obliqua
Agapanthinus LaBerge, 1957
Alloscirtetica Holmberg, 1909
Canephorula Jörgensen, 1909
Cemolobus Robertson, 1902 (recently moved into Eucera)
Cubitalia Friese, 1911
Eucera Scopoli, 1770

Eucera nigrescens
Eucerinoda Michener & Moure, 1957
Florilegus Robertson, 1900
Gaesischia Michener, LaBerge & Moure, 1955
Gaesochira Moure & Michener, 1955
Hamatothrix Urban, 1989
Lophothygater Moure & Michener, 1955
Martinapis Cockerell, 1929
Melissodes Latreille, 1829
Melissoptila Holmberg, 1884
Micronychapis Moure & Michener, 1955
Notolonia Popov, 1962
Pachysvastra Moure & Michener, 1955
Peponapis Robertson, 1902 (recently moved into Eucera)
Platysvastra Moure, 1967
Santiago Urban, 1989
Simanthedon Zavortink, 1975
Svastra Holmberg, 1884
Svastrides Michener, LaBerge & Moure, 1955
Svastrina Moure & Michener, 1955
Syntrichalonia LaBerge, 1957 (recently moved into Eucera)
Tetralonia Spinola, 1839 (recently moved into Eucera)
Tetraloniella Ashmead, 1899
Thygater Holmberg, 1884
Trichocerapis Cockerell, 1904
Xenoglossa Smith, 1854 (recently moved into Eucera)


Dorchin, A.; López-Uribe, M.M.; Praz, C.J.; Griswold, T.; Danforth, B.N. (2018). "Phylogeny, new generic-level classification, and historical biogeography of the Eucera complex (Hymenoptera: Apidae)". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 119: 81–92. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2017.10.007. ISSN 1055-7903. PMID 29122650.

C. D. Michener (2000) The Bees of the World, Johns Hopkins University Press.

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