Plebeia

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Plebeia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Apidae
Tribe: Meliponini
Genus: Plebeia
Schwarz, 1938
Species

~35 species; see text

Plebeia is a small genus of stingless bees, formerly including in the genus Trigona. Most of the 35 species are placed in the subgenus (Plebeia) (s.s.), but there also are four species in the subgenus (Scaura). They differ in only minor structural details, primarily of the hind leg, from other genera that were formerly treated as constituents of Trigona. In some classifications, the genus Schwarziana is treated as a subgenus within Plebeia, but recent morphological analyses indicate that Schwarziana is a distinct lineage, while Plebeia is paraphyletic.[1]

Range[edit]

Plebeia species occur from Mexico southward through Argentina.

List of Species[2][edit]

  • P. alvarengai
  • P. catamarcensis
  • P. cora
  • P. domiciliorum
  • P. droryana
  • P. emerina
  • P. flavocincta
  • P. franki
  • P. frontalis
  • P. fulvopilosa
  • P. goeldiana
  • P. intermedia
  • P. jatiformis
  • P. julianii
  • P. kerri
  • P. llorentei
  • P. lucii
  • P. malaris
  • P. manantlensis
  • P. margaritae
  • P. melanica
  • P. meridionalis
  • P. mexica
  • P. minima
  • P. molesta
  • P. mosquito
  • P. moureana
  • P. nigriceps
  • P. parkeri
  • P. peruvicola
  • P. phrynostoma
  • P. poecilochroa
  • P. pulchra
  • P. remota
  • P. saiqui
  • P. tica
  • P. tobagoensis
  • P. variicolor
  • P. wittmanni

References[edit]

  1. ^ Melo, Gabriel A.R. (October 2015). "New species of the stingless bee genus Schwarziana (Hymenoptera, Apidae)". Revista Brasileira de Entomologia. 59 (4): 290–293. doi:10.1016/j.rbe.2015.08.001. 
  2. ^ "ITIS Standard Report Page: Plebeia". www.itis.gov. Retrieved 2015-11-06.