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Apis mellifera  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 154396

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Apis caffra Lepeletier, 1836
    Apis cerifera Scopoli, 1770
    Apis mellifica Linnaeus, 1761
    Apis daurica Fischer von Waldheim, 1843
    Apis australis Kiesenwetter, 1860
    Apis nigritarum Lepeletier, 1836
    Apis gregaria Geoffroy, 1762
    Apis fasciata Latreille, 1804
    Apis cerifera Gerstäcker, 1862
    Apis aenigmaticus Rayment, 1925
    Apis adansonii Latreille, 1804
    Apis intermissa Maa, 1953
    Apis siciliana Dalla Torre, 1896
    Apis sicula Montgano, 1911
    Apis mellifera carnica Pollmann, 1879
    Apis mellifera cecropia Kiesenwetter, 1860
    Apis remipes armeniaca Skorikov, 1929
    Apis mellifera scutellata Lepeletier, 1836
    Apis mellifera major Ruttner, 1976
    Apis mellifica germanica Pollmann, 1879
    Apis mellifera ligustica Spinola, 1806
    Apis mellifera lamarckii Cockerell, 1906
    Apis mellifera syriaca Skorikov, 1929
    Apis mellifera taurica Alpatov, 1935
    Apis mellifera anatoliaca Maa, 1953
    Apis mellida caucasia Pollmann, 1889
    Apis mellifera carpatica Barac, 1977
    Apis mellifera cypria Pollmann, 1879
    Apis mellifera sossimai Engel, 1999
    Apis mellifera iberiensis Engel, 1999
    Apis mellifera intermissa Maa, 1953
    Apis mellifera jemenitica Ruttner, 1976
    Apis mellifera meda Skorikov, 1929
    Apis mellifera nubica Ruttner, 1976
    Apis mellifera siciliana Grassi, 1881
    Apis mellifera capensis Eschscholtz, 1822
    Apis mellifera litorea F. G. Smith, 1961
    Apis mellifica banatica Grozdanic, 1926
    Apis mellifera macedonica Ruttner, 1988
    Apis mellifera adami Ruttner, 1975
    Apis mellifica rodopica Petrov, 1991
    Apis mellifera remipes Gerstäcker, 1862
    Apis mellifica hymettea Pollmann, 1879
    Apis mellifera sahariensis Baldensperger, 1932
    Apis mellifera ruttneri Sheppard, Arias, Grech and Meixner, 1998
    Apis mellifica nigrita Lucas, 1882
    Apis mellifera simensis Meixner, Leta, Koeniger and Fuchs, 2011
    Apis mellifera adansoni Latreille, 1804
    Apis mellifera monticola F. G. Smith, 1961
    Apis mellifera artemisia Engel, 1999
    Apis mellifera unicolor Latreille, 1804
    Apis mellifera caucasica Gorbachev, 1916
    Apis mellifera acervorum Skorikov, 1929
    Apis mellifera carniolica Koschevnikov, 1900
    Apis mellifera iberica Ruttner, 1988
    Apis mellifera armeniaca Skorikov, 1929
    Apis remipes transcaucasica Skorikov, 1929
    Apis mellifera sicula Montagano, 1911
    Apis mellifica adami Ruttner, 1975
    Apis mellifica cecropia Kiesenwetter, 1860
    Apis mellica cypria Pollmann, 1879
    Apis mellica remipes Gerstäcker, 1862
    Apis mellifica sahariensis Baldensperger, 1932
    Apis mellifica carnica Pollmann, 1879
  Common Name(s): honey bee [English]
    abeille domestique [French]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

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

  Expert: John S. Ascher, PhD  
  Notes: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore   
  Reference for: Apis mellifera    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Apoidea Database, Fauna Europaea, database (version 2004)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: Polaszek, Andrew (compiler). Apoidea Database, Fauna Europaea   
  Reference for: Apis mellifera   
  Source: Catalogue of Bees (Hymenoptera, Apoidea) in the Neotropical..., website (version 03July2012)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Moure, J. S., Urban, D., and G. A. R. Melo (Orgs). Catalogue of Bees (Hymenoptera, Apoidea) in the Neotropical Region. Available online at   
  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).   
  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: Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist - Draft-54, website (version Draft-54)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Ascher, J. S. and J. Pickering. 01 February, 2020. Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila).   
  Reference for: Apis mellifera   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Apis mellifera   
  Source: Stoetzel, M. B., 1989, database (version 1.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: honey bee[English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Engel, Michael S.  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: The Taxonomy of Recent and Fossil Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae; Apis)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Hymenoptera Research, vol. 8, issue 2   
  Page(s): 165-196   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1070-9428   
  Notes: Available at   
  Reference for: Apis mellifera   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  
    Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    Middle America  
    North America  
    South America  
    Southern Asia  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Canada, Introduced  
    Caribbean Territories, Introduced  
    Continental US, Introduced  
    Hawaii, Introduced  
    Mexico, Introduced  
    Central Pacific Territories, Introduced  






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