Thyreus ceylonicus is a species of bee belonging to the family Apidae in subfamily Apinae. The subspecies are:
Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, known for their role in pollination and, in the case of the best-known bee species, the western honey bee, for producing honey and beeswax. Bees are a monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea and are presently considered a clade, called Anthophila. There are over 16,000 known species of bees in seven recognized biological families. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants.
Apidae is the largest family within the superfamily Apoidea, containing at least 5700 species of bees. The family includes some of the most commonly seen bees, including bumblebees and honey bees, but also includes stingless bees, carpenter bees, orchid bees, cuckoo bees, and a number of other less widely known groups. Many are valuable pollinators in natural habitats and for agricultural crops.
The Apinae are the subfamily that includes the majority of bees in the family Apidae. It includes the familiar "corbiculate" bees — bumblebees, honey bees, orchid bees, stingless bees, and the extinct genus Euglossopteryx. It also includes all but two of the groups that were previously classified in the family Anthophoridae.
Carpenter bees are species in the genus Xylocopa of the subfamily Xylocopinae. The genus includes some 500 species in 31 subgenera. The common name "carpenter bee" derives from their nesting behavior; nearly all species burrow into hard plant material such as dead wood or bamboo. The main exceptions are species in the subgenus Proxylocopa; they dig nesting tunnels in suitable soil.
Thyreus is an Old World genus of bees, one of many that are commonly known as cuckoo bees, and are cleptoparasites of other species of bees, mostly in the genus Amegilla. They all have strongly contrasting patterns of coloration - three species from the Sydney region, Thyreus nitidulus, T. lugubris, and T. caeruleopunctatus are bright blue and black.
Thyreus nitidulus, commonly known as the neon cuckoo bee, is a parasitic bee of the genus Thyreus, called cuckoo bees. It is a stocky bee, notable for its brilliant metallic blue- and black-banded colors.
Hylaeus sedens is a bee species endemic to Asia.
Lasioglossum semisculptum, also known as the Lasioglossum (Ctenomia) semisculptum, is a species of bees in the genus Lasioglossum, of the family Halictidae.
Lasioglossum serenum, also known as the Lasioglossum (Nesohalictus) serenum, is a species of bees in the genus Lasioglossum, of the family Halictidae.
Lasioglossum alphenum, also known as the Lasioglossum (Sudila) alphenum by Sakagami et al. (1996), is a species of bees in the genus Lasioglossum, of the family Halictidae.
Anthidiellum krombeini is a species of leaf-cutting bee in the genus Anthidiellum, of the family Megachilidae.
Coelioxys formosicola is a species of leaf-cutting bee in the genus Coelioxys, of the family Megachilidae.
Thyreus histrio, is a species of bees belonging to the family Apidae subfamily Apinae.
Thyreus insignis, is a species of bees belonging to the family Apidae subfamily Apinae.
Thyreus ramosellus, is a species of bees belonging to the family Apidae subfamily Apinae.
Thyreus surniculus, is a species of bees belonging to the family Apidae subfamily Apinae. It is found in India, and Sri Lanka.
Thyreus takaonis, is a species of bees belonging to the family Apidae subfamily Apinae.
Xylocopa dejeanii, or Xylocopa (Zonohirsuta) dejeanii, is a species of carpenter bee. It is widely distributed in Asian countries.
Xylocopa ruficornis, or Xylocopa (Koptortosoma) ruficornis, is a species of carpenter bee. It is found only in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Xylocopa tenuiscapa, or Xylocopa (Koptortosoma) tenuiscapa, is a species of carpenter bee. It is found only in South Asian and Southeast Asian countries.
Xylocopa tranquebarica, or Xylocopa (Nyctomelitta) tranquibarica, is a species of carpenter bee. It is found only in South Asian and Southeast Asian countries. It is a nocturnal bee.
Habropoda is a genus of anthophorine bees in the family Apidae. There are at least 50 described species in Habropoda.
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