Genus: Eoanthidium Popov, 1950
Subgenera: Clistanthidium, Eoanthidium, Hemidiellum, Salemanthidium
Common name: none
Eoanthidium generally have elongate, slender bodies with black integument and yellow maculations (Michener 2007). Their body length ranges from 6–10 mm.
contains at least 17 species in four subgenera (Michener 2007)
; none are known to occur in the U.S. or Canada.
(modified from Michener 2007)
May be confused with
Eoanthidium can be confused with Acedanthidium due to their similar size and foveate scutoscutellar suture. However, Eoanthidium can be differentiated from the Acedanthidium by the presence of juxtantennal carinae in Eoanthidium (Michener 2007).
There are no known invasives.
Eoanthidium are generalists and forage on a broad variety of plants (Müller 1996). Eoanthidium punjabensis has been observed visiting Prosopis cineraria (Fabaceae) (Gorain et al. 2012).
Nesting behavior is unknown.
Eoanthidium occurs in the eastern Mediterranean, southwestern Asia, southern Russia, southern India, Pakistan, and Africa (Michener 2007).
Eoanthidium turnericum male face, photo: C. Ritner
Eoanthidium turnericum male lateral habitus, photo: C. Ritner
Eoanthidium turnericum male abdomen, photo: T. Brady
Eoanthidium turnericum male T7, photo: C. Ritner