Genus: Heriadopsis Cockerell, 1931
Common name: none
Heriadopsis range in body length from 8–9 mm and have slender, slightly elongate bodies (Michener 2007). They have black integument with white hairs on the basal grooves of T2 and T3 as well as on the apices of the terga (Michener 2007).
Heriadopsis consists of two species, H. striatula and H. whiteana (Michener 2007; Eardley 2013); none are known to occur in the U.S. or Canada.
(modified from Michener 2007)
May be confused with
Heriadopsis resembles the Megachile subgenera M. (Chelostomoda), M. (Chelostomoides), and M. (Hackeriapis) in body form, but can be differentiated by the presence of arolia on the front and middle legs (Michener 2007).
There are no known invasives.
Floral associations are unknown.
Nesting behavior is unknown.
Heriadopsis occurs in Congo, Zimbabwe, Malawi, and South Africa (Michener 2007; Eardley 2013).
Heriadopsis sp. female face, photo: C. Ritner © Division of Entomology, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute
Heriadopsis sp. female lateral habitus, photo: C. Ritner © Division of Entomology, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute
Heriadopsis sp. female abdomen, photo: C. Ritner © Division of Entomology, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute