Genus: Bekilia Benoist, 1962
Common name: none
is monotypic: B. mimetica
is the only species known. It is presumed to be parasitic due to its lack of scopa
. The holotype
has been lost, so its taxonomic placement is not certain, and it is not included in the key. It is even possible that it is a cleptoparasitic
Anthidiini rather than Osmiini (Michener 2007)
Only one species known; not known to occur in the U.S. or Canada (Michener 2007)
(from Michener 2007)
May be confused with
There are no known invasives.
Floral associations are unknown. If Bekilia
is found to be parasitic, then the pollen provisions of hosts are used for its larvae (Michener 2007)
Nesting behavior is unknown.
Bekilia is known only from Madagascar (Michener 2007).