Apianthidium

Taxonomy

Family: Megachilidae
Subfamily: Megachilinae
Tribe: Anthidiini
Genus: Apianthidium Pasteels, 1969
Subgenera: none
Common name: none

Overview

Apianthidium range in body length from 12–13 mm and have mostly yellow to yellow-reddish head and thorax. Their terga are mostly yellow at the base with the posterior half of each tergum black (Michener 2007).

Diversity

Apianthidium contains one species, A. apiforme (Michener 2007); none are known to occur in the U.S. or Canada.

Diagnostic characteristics

(modified from Michener 2007 unless otherwise stated)

May be confused with

Apianthidium resembles Trachusa due to similar body form and size. However, Apianthidium can be differentiated from Trachusa by the distinctly hooked apices of the hind tibial spurs, and the middle tibia as broad, or nearly as broad, as hind tibia (Michener 2007).

Known invasives

There are no known invasives.

Host associations

Floral associations are unknown.

Nesting behavior

Nesting behavior is unknown.

Distribution

Apianthidium is only known to occur in Borneo (Michener 2007).

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<p><em>Apianthidium apiforme </em>female face, photo: C. Ritner © Division of Entomology, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute</p>
Apianthidium apiforme female face, photo: C. Ritner © Division of Entomology, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute
<p><em>Apianthidium apiforme</em> female lateral habitus, photo: C. Ritner © Division of Entomology, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute</p>
Apianthidium apiforme female lateral habitus, photo: C. Ritner © Division of Entomology, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute
<p><em>Apianthidium apiforme</em> female abdomen, photo: C. Ritner © Division of Entomology, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute</p>
Apianthidium apiforme female abdomen, photo: C. Ritner © Division of Entomology, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute