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Caupolicana sp.
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Colletidae
Tribe: Caupolicanini
Genus: Caupolicana
Spinola in Gay, 1851

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  • Caupolicanoides Michener 1966
  • Megacilissa Smith 1853
  • Caupolicania Schulz 1906 (Lapsus)
  • Megalocilissa Schulz 1906 (Lapsus)
  • Zikanapis (Foersterapis) Moure, 1964
Caupolicana electa

Caupolicana is a genus of bees in the family Colletidae, native to the Americas; most species are crepuscular in habit, visiting flowers only at dawn and/or dusk. There are over 50 known species, in 4 subgenera[1] (some of which have been historically treated as valid genera).[2]

Subgenera and Species[edit]

Subgenus Alayoapis Michener, 1966

Subgenus Caupolicana (s.s.)

Subgenus Willinkapis Moure, 1953

Subgenus Zikanapis Moure, 1945


  1. ^ Michener, C. D. (2000). The Bees of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press. 913 pp.
  2. ^ Michener, C.D.; Engel, M.S. (2009) Caupolicana in Central America (Hymenoptera, Colletidae, Diphaglossinae). ZooKeys 5: 53-64

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