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Auteurs(s) : Denis Michez

Among Melittidae s.str., the genus Macropis is characterized notably by the yellow markings of the male, the two submarginal cells (while the other Melittidae s.str. have three) and the well-developed pygidial plate of both sexes (Michener 1981). The morphological adaptations to collect oil (velvety hairs on the female fore legs) are also characteristic.
Macropis includes 16 species into three subgenera: Macropis s.str., Paramacropis Popov & Guiglia 1936 and Sinomacropis Michener 1981. Each species can be defined by a unique combination of a few features: shape of male yellow facial marking, pilosity of propodeal triangle, punctation of terga, shape of pygidial plate, shape of hidden male sterna and shape of male genitalia (Michener 1981, Wu & Michener 1986, Michez & Patiny 2005).
The genus Macropis is Holarctic. In East-Palaearctic, Paramacropis is distributed Northern the Yellow Sea and Sinomacropis Southern. The subgenus Macropis s.str. is also Holarctic. Three well-distinct species groups can be considered: (i) a West-Palaearctic group (three species) reaching Altai (Russia), Northern Kazakhstan; (ii) an Asian group which includes nine Chinese, East-Siberian and Japanese species; (iii) a Nearctic group with four species mainly distributed along the Eastern coast of the USA and Canada.

Macropis

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Afficher uniquement ce taxon (Macropis) ciliata Patton 1880
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Mac_ciliata_pygidial.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Plaque pygidiale
Afficher uniquement ce taxon (Macropis) dimidiata Yasumatsu & Hirashima 1956
Afficher uniquement ce taxon (Macropis) europaea Warncke 1973
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Distribution Macropis europaea
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 24/01/2007
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Mac_europaea_genitalia.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Genitalia mâle
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Mac_europaea_gonostylus.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Gonostyle mâle
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Mac_europaea_labrum.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Labrum
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Mac_europaea_propodeum.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Propodeum
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Mac_europaea_pygidial.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Plaque pygidiale
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Mac_europaea_setae.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Setae patte antérieure
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Mac_europaea_tb3.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Tibia postérieur
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Macropis europaea >>> galerie photos
auteur(s) : Yvan Barbier
B, Gembloux
sur Lysimachia vulgaris
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Macropis europaea, femelle >>> galerie photos
auteur(s) : A. PAULY
B: Gembloux, jardin botanique
sur Lysimachia vulgaris
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Macropis europaea, femelle >>> galerie photos
auteur(s) : A. PAULY
B: Gembloux, jardin botanique
sur Lysimachia vulgaris
Afficher uniquement ce taxon (Macropis) frivaldszkyi Mocsary 1878
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Distribution Macropis frivaldszkyi
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 24/01/2007
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Mac_frivald_genitalia.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Genitalia mâle
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Mac_frivald_Gonostylus.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Gonostyle
Afficher uniquement ce taxon (Macropis) fulvipes (Fabricius 1805)
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Distribution Macropis fulvipes
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update :
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Mac_ful_Tb3.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Tibia postérieur mâle
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Mac_fulvipes_genitalia.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Macropis mâle
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Mac_fulvipes_goostylus.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Gonostyle mâle
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Mac_fulvipes_pygidial.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Plaque pygidiale
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Mac_fulvipes_S7.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 8 mâle
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Mac_fulvipes_tete.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Tête
Afficher uniquement ce taxon (Macropis) kiangsuensis Wu 1978
Afficher uniquement ce taxon (Macropis) nuda (Provancher 1882)
Afficher uniquement ce taxon (Macropis) patellata Patton 1880
Afficher uniquement ce taxon (Macropis) steironematis Robertson 1891
Afficher uniquement ce taxon (Macropis) tibialis Yasumatsu & Hirashima 1956
Afficher uniquement ce taxon (Paramacropis) ussuriana Popov & Guiglia 1936
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Distribution Macropis ussuriana
Main sources : Michez D.
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Afficher uniquement ce taxon (Sinomacropis) hedini Alfken 1936
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Distribution Macropis hedini
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 24/01/2007
Afficher uniquement ce taxon (Sinomacropis) immaculata Wu 1965
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Distribution Macropis immaculata
Main sources : Michez D.
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Mac_immaculata_Pygidial.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Plaque pygidiale
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Mac_immaculata_S7.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
Sternum 8 mâle
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Mac_immaculata_tete.bmp
auteur(s) : Michez D.
tête
Afficher uniquement ce taxon (Sinomacropis) micheneri Wu 1992
Afficher uniquement ce taxon (Sinomacropis) omeiensis Wu 1965
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Distribution Macropis omeiensis
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 24/01/2007
Afficher uniquement ce taxon (Sinomacropis) orientalis Michez 2005
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Distribution Macropis orientalis
Main sources : Michez D.
Last update : 24/01/2007

Références

  Celary, W. 2005. Melittidae of Poland (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila): Their Biodiversity and Biology. Polish Academia of Sciences, Kraków (Poland), 175 pp.
  Michener, C.D. 1981. Classification of the bee family Melittidae with a review of species of Meganomiinae. Contribution of the American Entomological Institute, 18, 1-135.


Michez D. & Patiny S. 2005. World revision of the oil-collecting bee genus Macropis Panzer 1809 (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Melittidae) with a description of a new species from Laos. Annales de la Société entomologique de France, 41 (1): 25pp.

Michez D., Nel A., Menier J.J., Rasmont P. 2007. The oldest fossil of a melittid bee (Hymenoptera: Apiformes) from the early Eocene of Oise (France). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 150, 701-709.
voir aussi:http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0024-4082
  Pekkarinen, A., O. Berg, I. Calabuig, L.-A. Janzon, J. Luig. 2003. Distribution and co-existence of the Macropis species and their cleptoparasite Epeoloides coecutiens (Fabr.) in NW Europe (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Melittidae and Apidae). Entomologica Fennica, 14: 53-59.
  Wu, Y.-R. 1965. A study of chinese Macropis with descriptions of two new species (Apoidea, Melittidae). Acta Entomologica Sinica, 14, 591-599.
  Wu, Y.-R. 1978. A study of chinese Melittidae with description of new species (Hymenoptera : Apoidea). Acta Entomologica Sinica, 21, 419-428.
  Wu, Y.-R. 2000. Hymenoptera, Melittidae & Apidae. Academia Sinica, Beijing, 442 pp.
  Wu, Y.-R. & Michener, C.D. 1986. Observations on chinese Macropis. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 59, 42-48.