Panurgus

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Panurgus
Andrenidae - Panurgus sp..JPG
Panurgus sp.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Andrenidae
Subfamily: Panurginae
Genus: Panurgus
Panzer 1806
Synonyms
  • Eriops Klug, 1807
  • Eryops Latreille, 1811
  • Panurgus (Euryvalvus) Patiny, 1999
  • Panurgus (Micropanurgus) Patiny, 2002
  • Panurgus (Pachycephalopanurgus) Patiny, 1999
  • Panurgus (Stenostylus) Patiny, 1999


Panurgus is a genus of mining bees belonging to the family Andrenidae, subfamily Panurginae.

Description[edit]

Panurgus species are small to medium in size, reaching 5–14 millimetres (0.20–0.55 in). Most species (subgenus Panurgus s.str.) are almost entirely black. The hair is relatively sparse, but the male has a thick, long, black facial hair. The body surface area largely bald and shiny. The abdomen has a typical, slightly diamond-shaped outline.

Panurgus have one generation per year, adults can be found especially in late Summer. They are dependent on Asteraceae as a pollen source and they prefers yellow flowers. The nests are laid in sandy soil or loess.

Distribution[edit]

These bees are confined entirely to the Palaearctic ecozone, the range extends from the Canary Islands to China and Japan.

Species[edit]

Subgenus Flavipanurgus Warncke, 1972

Subgenus Panurgus Panzer, 1806

Subgenus Simpanurgus Warncke, 1972

References[edit]

  • Charles D. Michener: The Bees of the World. 2nd Edition. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore 2007
  • Biolib
  • Fauna Europaea