Thyreus surniculus

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Thyreus surniculus
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Apidae
Genus: Thyreus
Species:
T. surniculus
Binomial name
Thyreus surniculus
Lieftinck, 1959

Thyreus surniculus, is a species of bee belonging to the family Apidae subfamily Apinae. It is found in India, and Sri Lanka.

Bee clade of insects

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 family of bees

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.

Apinae subfamily of bees in the family Apidae

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.

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