the itis logo The report logo for the ITIS data page
Go to Print Version

Melitta  Kirby, 1802
Taxonomic Serial No.: 634198

(Download Help) Melitta TSN 634198

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Dolichochile Viereck, 1909
    Cilissa Leach, 1815
    Kirbya Lepeletier, 1841
    Pseudocilissa Radoszkowski, 1891
    Brachycephalapis Viereck, 1909
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2017   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             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, guêpes véritables, narrow-waisted hymenopterans, ants, bees, true wasps  
                                        SuperfamilyApoidea  – bees, sphecoid wasps, apoid wasps  
                                           FamilyMelittidae  – melittid bees, melittids  
                                                       GenusMelitta Kirby, 1802  
    Direct Children:  
                                                          Species Melitta aegyptiaca (Radoszkowski, 1891)  
                                                          Species Melitta albida Cockerell, 1935  
                                                          Species Melitta americana (Smith, 1853)  
                                                          Species Melitta arrogans (Smith, 1879)  
                                                          Species Melitta avontuurensis Michez and Kuhlmann, 2014  
                                                          Species Melitta barbarae Eardley, 2006  
                                                          Species Melitta bicollaris Warncke, 1973  
                                                          Species Melitta budashkini Radchenko and Ivanov, 2012  
                                                          Species Melitta budensis (Mocsáry, 1878)  
                                                          Species Melitta californica Viereck, 1909  
                                                          Species Melitta cameroni (Cockerell, 1910)  
                                                          Species Melitta changmuensis Wu, 1988  
                                                          Species Melitta danae Eardley, 2006  
                                                          Species Melitta dimidiata Morawitz, 1876  
                                                          Species Melitta eickworti Snelling and Stage, 1995  
                                                          Species Melitta engeli Michez, 2012  
                                                          Species Melitta ezoana Yasumatsu and Hirashima, 1956  
                                                          Species Melitta fulvescenta Wu, 2000  
                                                          Species Melitta guichardi Michez, 2007  
                                                          Species Melitta haemorrhoidalis (Fabricius, 1775)  
                                                          Species Melitta harrietae (Bingham, 1897)  
                                                          Species Melitta heilungkiangensis Wu, 1978  
                                                          Species Melitta hispanica Friese, 1900  
                                                          Species Melitta iberica Warncke, 1973  
                                                          Species Melitta japonica Yasumatsu and Hirashima, 1956  
                                                          Species Melitta kastiliensis Warncke, 1973  
                                                          Species Melitta katherinae Eardley, 2006  
                                                          Species Melitta latronis Cockerell, 1924  
                                                          Species Melitta leporina (Panzer, 1799)  
                                                          Species Melitta magnifica Michez, 2012  
                                                          Species Melitta maura (Pérez, 1896)  
                                                          Species Melitta melanura (Nylander, 1852)  
                                                          Species Melitta melittoides (Viereck, 1909)  
                                                          Species Melitta mongolica Wu, 1978  
                                                          Species Melitta montana Wu, 1992  
                                                          Species Melitta murciana Warncke, 1973  
                                                          Species Melitta nigrabdominalis Wu, 1988  
                                                          Species Melitta nigricans Alfken, 1905  
                                                          Species Melitta piersbakeri Engel, 2005  
                                                          Species Melitta rasmonti Michez, 2007  
                                                          Species Melitta richtersveldensis Michez and Kuhlmann, 2014  
                                                          Species Melitta schmiedeknechtii Friese, 1898  
                                                          Species Melitta schultzei Friese, 1909  
                                                          Species Melitta seitzi Alfken, 1927  
                                                          Species Melitta sibirica (Morawitz, 1888)  
                                                          Species Melitta singular Michez, 2012  
                                                          Species Melitta tomentosa Friese, 1900  
                                                          Species Melitta tricincta Kirby, 1802  
                                                          Species Melitta udmurtica Sitdikov, 1986  
                                                          Species Melitta whiteheadi Eardley, 2006  

  Expert: Denis Michez, PhD  
  Notes: Assistant professor, Department of Zoology, Université de Mons   
  Reference for: Melitta    
  Expert: John S. Ascher, PhD  
  Notes: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore   
  Reference for: Melitta    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Hymenoptera Name Server version 0.03 4.x.2002, website (version 0.03)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Melitta   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Kirby, William  
  Publication Date: 1802   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Monographia Apum Angliae; or, An Attempt to Divide into their Natural Genera and Families, such Species of the Linnean Genus Apis as Have Been Discovered in England: with Descriptions and Observations   
  Publisher: Ipswich   
  Publication Place: London, England   
  Notes: Vol. 1. xxii + 258 pp. Vol. 2: 388 pp. + 18 pls   
  Reference for: original description   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Michener, Charles D.  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Bees of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 913   
  Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-6133-0   
  Reference for: Melitta   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Michener, Charles D.  
  Publication Date: 2007   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Bees of the World, Second Edition   
  Page(s): xvi + 953   
  Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-8573-6   
  Reference for: Melitta   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Michez, Denis, and Connal Eardley  
  Publication Date: 2007   
  Article/Chapter Title: Monographic revision of the bee genus Melitta Kirby 1802 (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Melittidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Annales de la Société entomologique de France (n. s.), vol. 43, no. 4   
  Page(s): 379-440   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0037-9271   
  Reference for: Melitta   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division:    






 Subordinate Taxa  Rank  Verified Standards Met  Verified Min Standards Met  Unverified Percent Standards Met

A gray graphic bar
Search on:  Any Name or TSN  Common Name  Scientific Name  TSN
In:  Kingdom    

Disclaimer: ITIS taxonomy is based on the latest scientific consensus available, and is provided as a general reference source for interested parties. However, it is not a legal authority for statutory or regulatory purposes. While every effort has been made to provide the most reliable and up-to-date information available, ultimate legal requirements with respect to species are contained in provisions of treaties to which the United States is a party, wildlife statutes, regulations, and any applicable notices that have been published in the Federal Register. For further information on U.S. legal requirements with respect to protected taxa, please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

A gray bar