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Apis mellifera  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 154396

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
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  Common Name(s): honey bee [English]
 
    abeille domestique [French]
 
       
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  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomProtostomia   
          SuperphylumEcdysozoa   
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                            SuperorderHolometabola   
                               OrderHymenoptera  – abelha, formiga, vespa, ants, bees, wasps  
                                  SuborderApocrita  – abeilles, fourmis, guêpes véritables, narrow-waisted hymenopterans, ants, bees, true wasps  
                                     InfraorderAculeata   
                                        SuperfamilyApoidea  – bees, sphecoid wasps, apoid wasps  
                                           FamilyApidae  – bumble bees, euglossine, euglossines, honey bees, stingless bees  
                                              SubfamilyApinae   
                                                 TribeApini   
                                                    GenusApis Linnaeus, 1758  
                                                       SpeciesApis mellifera Linnaeus, 1758 – honey bee, abeille domestique  
       

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  Source: Apoidea Database, Fauna Europaea, database (version 2004)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: Polaszek, Andrew (compiler). Apoidea Database, Fauna Europaea http://www.faunaeur.org/   
  Reference for: Apis mellifera   
       
  Source: Checklist for Apoidea, Australian Faunal Directory, database (version 2006)  
  Acquired: 2007   
  Notes: Walker, K. L. 2006. Australian Checklist of Apoidea. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra (update to 2001 version by J. C. Cardale). http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/abrs/fauna/tree.pl?pstrVol=APOIDEA   
  Reference for: Apis mellifera   
       
  Source: Checklist of Apoidea of North America... - 18-Nov-2005, manuscript (version 18-Nov-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: Griswold, T., and J. S. Ascher. 2005. Checklist of Apoidea of North America (including Central America and the Caribbean) (as-yet unpublished manuscript from 2004+)   
  Reference for: Apis mellifera   
       
  Source: Common names of Insects in Canada, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes: Entomological Society of Canada / société d'entomologie du Canada   
  Reference for: honey bee[English], abeille domestique [French]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Reference for: Apis mellifera   
       
  Source: Stoetzel, M. B., 1989, database (version 1.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: honey bee[English]   
       
  Source: World Bee Checklist Project - update 2008-09, manuscript (version 10/09/2008)  
  Acquired: 2008   
  Notes: John Ascher, Connal Eardley, Terry Griswold, Gabriel Melo, Andrew Polaszek, Michael Ruggiero, Paul Williams, Ken Walker, and Natapot Warrit. Additional credits noted at: http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?act=x_guide_credit&guide=Apoidea_species   
  Reference for: Apis mellifera   
       
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 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
    Australia  
    Caribbean  
    Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    Middle America  
    North America  
    Oceania  
    South America  
    Southern Asia  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Canada, Introduced  
    Caribbean Territories, Introduced  
    Continental US, Introduced  
    Hawaii, Introduced  
    Mexico, Native  
 

 

   

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