Исправления и дополнения к списку пчел-мегахилид (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) Крымского полуострова

Ekosistemy, 36: 56–65 (2023) https://ekosystems.cfuv.ru

УДК 595.799(292.471) DOI 10.5281/zenodo.10370922

Fateryga A. V. 1, Ivanov S. P. 2

Corrections and additions to the list of the megachilid bees (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) of the Crimean Peninsula

  1. T. I. Vyazemsky Karadag Scientific Station – Nature Reserve of RAS – Branch of A. O. Kovalevsky Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas of RAS Feodosia, Republic of Crimea, Russia
  2. Institute of Biochemical Technology, Ecology and Pharmacy of the V. I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University Simferopol, Republic of Crimea, Russia

spi2006@list.ru, fater_84@list.ru

The paper summarizes all updates relevant to the megachilid-bee fauna of the Crimea published after the previous catalogue (Fateryga et al., 2018), as well as reported as original data. Hoplitis mollis Tkalců, 2000, Osmia cyanoxantha Pérez, 1879, and O. hellados van der Zanden, 1984 are recorded from the Crimea for the first time while H. turcestanica (Dalla Torre, 1896), O. gallarum Spinola, 1808, and O. versicolor Latreille, 1811 are excluded from the Crimean list of species. Other taxonomic changes and clarifications are also reported for some species. A new checklist of the Crimean megachilid bees contains 121 species from 16 genera and five tribes.

Key words: Apiformes, biodiversity, Palaearctic region, regional checklist.


The family Megachilidae is a large group of bees numbering more than 4 000 described species world-wide (Michener, 2007; Ascher, Pickering, 2023). A catalogue of these bees of the Crimea was published five years ago (Fateryga et al., 2018). That paper was based on a large amount of examined specimens (nearly 9 000), collected up to 2016, and an extensive critical review of all relevant literature sources, including little-known ones. As the result, 120 species were reported, for 119 of which the material was examined by the authors while one species, Hoplitis taurica (Radoszkowski, 1874), was added due to its description from the Crimea, although its type specimens were not examined. Ten other species, which had been reported earlier but which occurrence in the Crimea was not confirmed by voucher materials, were excluded by Fateryga et al. (2018). For each species, all localities from where it was known in the Crimea were listed in that paper. Unfortunately, a few mistakes were made and further papers, such as Fateryga et al. (2019), corrected some of them. On the other hand, records of new species for the Crimea were made after 2016 (Fateryga, 2017; Ivanov, Fateryga, 2019).

The purpose of the present contribution is to summarize all updates to the Crimean megachilid-bee fauna made after Fateryga et al. (2018), as well as to report some new data correcting the list of these bees known from the peninsula.


The present contribution was possible by bringing together new literature records and taxonomic updates published after the previous catalogue, as well as re-examination of the material used by Fateryga et al. (2018); newly collected specimens were also studied. Voucher specimens of new records are deposited in the research collection of A. V. Fateryga, Feodosiya, Russia [CAFK] and the collection of the V. I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University, Simferopol, Russia [CFUS]. The systematics at above-species levels are mainly based on Michener (2007) and Ascher and Pickering (2023).


In comparison with the previously published paper (Fateryga et al., 2018), the identity of four species were re-evaluated, six species were added (including three new records and three species reported after 2016), and five species were excluded from the Crimean checklist (three for the first time and two based on the already published data). A subgeneric placement of six species was changed and the distribution of one species in the Crimea was corrected. As the result, a new updated checklist of the Crimean megachilid bees is presented.

Taxonomic changes and clarifications

Pseudoanthidium (Pseudoanthidium) stigmaticorne (Dours, 1873) (Fig. 1A)

This species was previously reported from the Crimea as Pseudoanthidium sp. aff. nanum (Mocsáry, 1880) (Fateryga et al., 2018) and not mentioned by Proshchalykin and Fateryga (2017) for Russia due to its incomplete identification. Taxonomic revision of the P. scapulare complex (Litman et al., 2021) assigned the Crimean material to P. stigmaticorne.

Distribution. Russia (Dagestan, Crimea), Western, Southern, and Eastern Europe, North Africa, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Iran, and Turkmenistan (Litman et al., 2021).

Trachusa (Paraanthidium) integra (Eversmann, 1852) (Fig. 1B)

Recognised as a valid species, not as a synonym of Trachusa interrupta (Fabricius, 1781), according to Kasparek (2020). In the narrow sense, T. interrupta is a mainly Mediterranean species distributed from southern Spain and France, southern Switzerland and Austria over the Balkans to Greece and western Turkey; in the south-eastern and Eastern European countries, the distribution extends to Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Ukraine (Kasparek, 2020, 2022).

Distribution. Russia (south of European part, North Caucasus, Crimea), France, Albania, North Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey (Kasparek, 2020, 2022).

Subgeneric classification of Coelioxys Latreille, 1809

A comprehensive revision of the Coelioxys subgenera by da Rocha Filho and Packer (2016) was overlooked by Fateryga et al. (2018). According to this revision, Coelioxys elongatus Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1841, C. inermis (Kirby, 1802), and C. mandibularis Nylander, 1848 should be placed in the subgenus Paracoelioxys Gribodo, 1884, C. aurolimbatus Förster, 1853 and C. rufescens Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau & Audinet-Serville, 1825 should be placed in the subgenus Rozeniana da Rocha Filho, 2016, and C. conoideus (Illiger, 1806) should be placed in the monotypic subgenus Melissoctonia da Rocha Filho, 2016.

Megachile (Chalicodoma) albocristata Smith, 1853 (Fig. 1C)

This name replaces the use of Megachile lefebvrei (Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1841) sensu lato (Proshchalykin, Fateryga, 2017 and references therein; Fateryga et al., 2018). In the narrow sense, M. lefebvrei is present in northern Africa and on the Iberian Peninsula, and possibly in southern France (Ghisbain et al., 2023). Specimens from Russia were re-identified as M. albocristata by Fateryga and Proshchalykin (2020). The taxonomy of this species complex, known as the M. lefebvrei group and including M. lefebvrei, M. albocristata, as well as M. hungarica Mocsáry, 1877, M. lucidifrons Ferton, 1905, and M. roeweri (Alfken, 1927), requires further investigation (Ghisbain et al., 2023).

Distribution. Russia (North Caucasus, Crimea), south-eastern Europe, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Iran (Fateryga, Proshchalykin, 2020; Maharramov et al., 2021; Ghisbain et al., 2023).

Megachile (Eutricharaea) argentata (Fabricius, 1793)

This species was confirmed as a senior synonym of the widespread species Megachile pilidens Alfken, 1924 (Praz, Bénon, 2023; Ghisbain et al., 2023).

Fig. 1. Some species of megachilid bees recently reported from the Crimea

A – male of Pseudoanthidium stigmaticorne (Dours, 1873) on inflorescence of Thymus tauricus Klokov & Des.-Shost.; B – female of Trachusa integra (Eversmann, 1852) on inflorescence of Lomelosia argentea (L.) Greuter & Burdet; C – male of Megachile albocristata Smith, 1853 on inflorescence of Centaurea vankovii Klokov; D – female of Megachile sculpturalis Smith, 1853 at flowers of Styphnolobium japonicum (L.) Schott. Photographs by A.V. Fateryga (A and C) and S.P. Ivanov (B and D).

Distribution. Russia (European part, Urals, Western Siberia), Western, Southern, and Eastern Europe, North Africa, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, ?Cyprus, Jordan, Israel, Iran, and Kazakhstan (Maharramov et al., 2021; Praz, Bénon, 2023).

Megachile (Megachile) genalis Morawitz, 1880

Re-investigation of the material from the Crimea revealed that most records of this species by Fateryga et al. (2018) were based on a misidentification of another species, Megachile ligniseca (Kirby, 1802). Only the female specimen collected from the Opuk Reserve on 18.VIII.2002 undoubtedly belonged to M. genalis. Photographs of this specimen kindly provided by M. A. Filatov were re-examined to confirm its identification.

Distribution. Russia (European part, Western Siberia, Far East), Western, Southern, and Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Turkey, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China (Xinjiang), and Japan (Proshchalykin, Fateryga, 2017; Ascher, Pickering, 2023).

Species recorded in the Crimea after 2016

Hoplitis (Alcidamea) fulva (Eversmann, 1852)

First reported from the Crimea by Fateryga (2017). This record was made after the submission of the previously published Crimean catalogue (Fateryga et al., 2018) in 2017 and therefore not included in that paper.

Distribution. Russia (east of European part, Crimea, Urals), Eastern Europe, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and China (Proshchalykin, Fateryga, 2017; Proshchalykin, Müller, 2019; Müller, 2023).

Hoplitis (Hoplitis) carinata (Stanek, 1969)

First reported from the Crimea by Fateryga et al. (2019). This species was previously misidentified in the Crimean fauna as Hoplitis ravouxi (Pérez, 1902) (see below).

Distribution. Russia (Crimea), Greece, Croatia, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, and Iran (Fateryga et al., 2019; Müller, 2023).

Megachile (Callomegachile) sculpturalis Smith, 1853 (Fig. 1D)

First reported from the Crimea by Ivanov and Fateryga (2019) as an invasive species distributed in the peninsula since 2018.

Distribution. China (including Taiwan), Korean Peninsula, and Japan; introduced into USA, Canada, Russia (Crimea), Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Germany, Austria, Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Ukraine, and India (Ivanov, Fateryga, 2019; Sardar et al., 2021; Lanner et al., 2022; Mulenko et al., 2022).

New species for the Crimea

Hoplitis (Alcidamea) mollis Tkalců, 2000

Material examined (new records). CRIMEA: Saki District, Uyutnoye, 31.V.1949, on Onobrychis sp., 1 ♀ [CFUS]; vicinity of Feodosiya, Lisya Bay, 4.VI.2008, 1 ♀, leg. S. Ivanov [CAFK]; Tarkhankut Peninsula, Kipchak, 1.VI.2012, 2 ♀, leg. V. Zhidkov [CFUS]; Karadag Reserve, 2013, 1 ♀, leg. M. Filatov [CFUS]. DONETSK PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC: Donetsk Region, from nest, 4.V.2009, 1 ♂, leg. E. Brustilo [CAFK]; ibid., from nest, VI.2009, 1 ♀, leg. E. Brustilo [CFUS]. These specimens were previously misidentified by Fateryga et al. (2018) as Hoplitis caularis (Morawitz, 1875), which was considered a senior synonym of H. turcestanica (Dalla Torre, 1896) (Ungricht et al., 2008, see also below). Then, H. turcestanica was restituted as a valid species by Fateryga and Proshchalykin (2020) but the specimens from the Crimea and Donetsk Region were treated as belonging to this species by a mistake (see below).

Distribution. Russia (Crimea, Donetsk People’s Republic), Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan (Müller, 2023).

Osmia (Pyrosmia) cyanoxantha Pérez, 1879

Material examined (new record). CRIMEA: Sudak, Mt. Taraktash, 22.V.2004, 2 ♂, leg. S. Ivanov [CAFK, CFUS]; vicinity of Feodosiya, Lisya Bay, 15.V.2013, 1 ♂, leg. A. Fateryga [CAFK]. These specimens were previously misidentified by Fateryga et al. (2018) as another species, Osmia gallarum Spinola, 1808 (see below).

Distribution. Russia (Dagestan, Crimea), Western, Southern, and Eastern Europe, North Africa, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Jordan, Israel, and Iran (Fateryga, Proshchalykin, 2020; Müller, 2023).

Osmia (Pyrosmia) hellados van der Zanden, 1984

Material examined (new record). CRIMEA: Sevastopol, vicinity of Chernorechye, 8.V.1997, 1 ♂, leg. V. Kholodov [CFUS]; ibid., 13.V.1997, 1 ♂, leg. V. Kholodov [CFUS]; Foros, 1.V.2002, 1 ♂, leg. M. Filatov [CFUS]; vicinity of Feodosiya, Lisya Bay, 17.VI.1995, 1 ♀, leg. S. Ivanov

[CFUS]; ibid., 44°53′54″N, 35°09′28″E, 5.V.2023, 1 ♀, leg. A. Fateryga [CAFK]; Karadag Reserve, 1.VI.2008, 1 ♂, leg. A. Fateryga [CAFK]; Karadag Reserve, Karadag Valley, 30.V.2012, 1 ♀, leg. S. Ivanov [CAFK]. Most female specimens listed above (except one collected in 2023) were previously misidentified by Fateryga et al. (2018) as another species, Osmia gallarum, while all male specimens were previously misidentified as O. versicolor Latreille, 1811 (see below). Females of O. hellados cannot be distinguished from those of O. gallarum (A. Müller, personal communication) but they were assigned to this species based on the males of O. hellados recorded from the Crimea and the absence of males of O. gallarum collected from the peninsula.

Distribution. Russia (Crimea), Southern and Eastern Europe, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Cyprus, Jordan, and Israel (Müller, 2023).

Species to be excluded from the Crimean checklist

Hoplitis (Alcidamea) turcestanica (Dalla Torre, 1896)

This species was reported by Fateryga et al. (2018) as Hoplitis caularis. Although, H. turcestanica and H. caularis are indeed two very different species (Fateryga, Proshchalykin, 2020), both are apparently not distributed in Russia. The material from the Crimea and Donetsk People’s Republic belong to H. mollis (see above), while specimens from the Astrakhan Province mentioned by Fateryga and Proshchalykin (2020) belong to an apparently undescribed species (A. Müller, personal communication). Hoplitis caularis is absent from both Russia and Europe (Ghisbain et al., 2023; Müller, 2023) and the same is probably true for H. turcestanica as well.

Distribution. Hoplitis turcestanica is confirmed to Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan, while H. caularis is known from Kazakhstan (Müller, 2023). The records of both species from Turkey, Syria, Uzbekistan, and China require confirmation, as are the records of

  1. turcestanica from the North Caucasus and Urals mentioned by Proshchalykin and Fateryga (2017) and Fateryga and Proshchalykin (2020).

Hoplitis (Anthocopa) taurica (Radoszkowski, 1874)

Pseudosmia taurica Radoszkowski, 1874 is considered to be a nomen dubium by Müller (2023) based on the poor description and the unavailabity of the type material.

Hoplitis (Hoplitis) ravouxi (Pérez, 1902)

The report of this species from the Crimea by Fateryga et al. (2018) was based on a misidentification of Hoplitis carinata (Fateryga et al., 2019, see also above).

Distribution. Hoplitis ravouxi is distributed in Western, Southern, and Eastern Europe (Müller, 2023).

Osmia (Pyrosmia) gallarum Spinola, 1808

The report of this species from the Crimea by Fateryga et al. (2018) was based on misidentifications of females of Osmia hellados and males of O. cyanoxantha (see above).

Distribution. Osmia gallarum is distributed in Western, Southern, and Eastern Europe, North Africa, and Turkey (Müller, 2023).

Osmia (Pyrosmia) versicolor Latreille, 1811

The report of this species from the Crimea by Fateryga et al. (2018) was based on misidentifications: re-examination of the female specimens reported as Osmia versicolor revealed that all of them actually belonged to another species, O. viridana Morawitz, 1873, while male specimens belonged to O. hellados (see above).

Distribution. Osmia versicolor is distributed in Russia (Dagestan), Western, Southern, and Eastern Europe, North Africa, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Israel (Fateryga, Proshchalykin, 2020; Müller, 2023).

Updated checklist of the Crimean megachilid bees

Family Megachilidae Latreille, 1802

Subfamily Megachilinae Latreille, 1802

Tribe Lithurgini Newman, 1834

Genus Lithurgus Berthold, 1827

Lithurgus chrysurus Fonscolombe, 1834

Lithurgus cornutus (Fabricius, 1787)

Tribe Anthidiini Ashmead, 1899

Genus Anthidiellum Cockerell, 1904

Anthidiellum (Anthidiellum) strigatum (Panzer, 1805)

Genus Anthidium Fabricius, 1804

Anthidium (Anthidium) cingulatum Latreille, 1809

Anthidium (Anthidium) diadema Latreille, 1809

Anthidium (Anthidium) florentinum (Fabricius, 1775)

Anthidium (Anthidium) loti Perris, 1852

Anthidium (Anthidium) manicatum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Anthidium (Anthidium) montanum Morawitz, 1865

Anthidium (Anthidium) septemspinosum Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1841 Anthidium (Proanthidium) oblongatum (Illiger, 1806)

Genus Icteranthidium Michener, 1948

Icteranthidium grohmanni (Spinola, 1838)

Icteranthidium laterale (Latreille, 1809)

Genus Pseudoanthidium Friese, 1898

Pseudoanthidium (Pseudoanthidium) nanum (Mocsáry, 1880)

Pseudoanthidium (Pseudoanthidium) stigmaticorne (Dours, 1873)

Pseudoanthidium (Pseudoanthidium) tenellum (Mocsáry, 1880)

Pseudoanthidium (Royanthidium) reticulatum (Mocsáry, 1884)

Genus Stelis Panzer, 1806

Stelis (Heterostelis) annulata (Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1841)

Stelis (Protostelis) signata (Latreille, 1809)

Stelis (Stelidomorpha) nasuta (Latreille, 1809)

Stelis (Stelis) aculeata Morawitz, 1880

Stelis (Stelis) breviuscula (Nylander, 1848)

Stelis (Stelis) odontopyga Noskiewicz, 1926

Stelis (Stelis) ornatula (Klug, 1807)

Stelis (Stelis) phaeoptera (Kirby, 1802)

Stelis (Stelis) punctulatissima (Kirby, 1802)

Stelis (Stelis) simillima Morawitz, 1875

Genus Trachusa Panzer, 1804

Trachusa (Archianthidium) pubescens (Morawitz, 1872)

Trachusa (Paraanthidium) integra (Eversmann, 1852)

Tribe Dioxyini Cockerell, 1902

Genus Aglaoapis Cameron, 1901

Aglaoapis tridentata (Nylander, 1848)

Genus Dioxys Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau & Audinet-Serville, 1825 Dioxys cinctus (Jurine, 1807)

Tribe Osmiini Newman, 1834

Genus Chelostoma Latreille, 1809

Chelostoma (Chelostoma) florisomne (Linnaeus, 1758)

Chelostoma (Chelostoma) mocsaryi Schletterer, 1889

Chelostoma (Foveosmia) campanularum (Kirby, 1802)

Chelostoma (Foveosmia) distinctum (Stöckhert, 1929)

Chelostoma (Gyrodromella) rapunculi (Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1841)

Genus Heriades Spinola, 1808

Heriades (Heriades) crenulata Nylander, 1856

Heriades (Heriades) rubicola Pérez, 1890

Heriades (Heriades) truncorum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Genus Hoplitis Klug, 1807

Hoplitis (Alcidamea) acuticornis (Dufour & Perris, 1840)

Hoplitis (Alcidamea) claviventris (Thomson, 1872)

Hoplitis (Alcidamea) fulva (Eversmann, 1852)

Hoplitis (Alcidamea) leucomelana (Kirby, 1802)

Hoplitis (Alcidamea) mitis (Nylander, 1852)

Hoplitis (Alcidamea) mollis Tkalců, 2000

Hoplitis (Alcidamea) praestans (Morawitz, 1893)

Hoplitis (Alcidamea) princeps (Morawitz, 1872)

Hoplitis (Alcidamea) tridentata (Dufour & Perris, 1840)

Hoplitis (Anthocopa) jakovlevi (Radoszkowski, 1874)

Hoplitis (Anthocopa) mocsaryi (Friese, 1895)

Hoplitis (Anthocopa) papaveris (Latreille, 1799)

Hoplitis (Hoplitis) anthocopoides (Schenck, 1853)

Hoplitis (Hoplitis) carinata (Stanek, 1969)

Hoplitis (Hoplitis) manicata Morice, 1901

Genus Osmia Panzer, 1806

Osmia (Allosmia) rufohirta Latreille, 1811

Osmia (Erythrosmia) andrenoides Spinola, 1808

Osmia (Helicosmia) aurulenta (Panzer, 1799)

Osmia (Helicosmia) caerulescens (Linnaeus, 1758)

Osmia (Helicosmia) dimidiata Morawitz, 1870

Osmia (Helicosmia) leaiana (Kirby, 1802)

Osmia (Helicosmia) melanogaster Spinola, 1808

Osmia (Helicosmia) niveata (Fabricius, 1804)

Osmia (Helicosmia) signata Erichson, 1835

Osmia (Hoplosmia) bidentata Morawitz, 1875

Osmia (Hoplosmia) scutellaris Morawitz, 1868

Osmia (Hoplosmia) spinulosa (Kirby, 1802)

Osmia (Metallinella) brevicornis (Fabricius, 1798)

Osmia (Osmia) bicornis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Osmia (Osmia) cerinthidis Morawitz, 1876

Osmia (Osmia) cornuta (Latreille, 1805)

Osmia (Osmia) mustelina Gerstäcker, 1869

Osmia (Pyrosmia) cephalotes Morawitz, 1870

Osmia (Pyrosmia) cyanoxantha Pérez, 1879

Osmia (Pyrosmia) hellados van der Zanden, 1984

Osmia (Pyrosmia) submicans Morawitz, 1870

Osmia (Pyrosmia) viridana Morawitz, 1873

Osmia (Tergosmia) tergestensis Ducke, 1897

Genus Protosmia Ducke, 1900

Protosmia (Protosmia) tauricola Popov, 1961

Protosmia (Protosmia) tiflensis (Morawitz, 1876)

Tribe Megachilini Latreille, 1802

Genus Coelioxys Latreille, 1809

Coelioxys (Allocoelioxys) afer Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1841

Coelioxys (Allocoelioxys) brevis Eversmann, 1852

Coelioxys (Allocoelioxys) caudatus Spinola, 1838

Coelioxys (Allocoelioxys) echinatus Förster, 1853

Coelioxys (Allocoelioxys) elsei Schwarz, 2001

Coelioxys (Allocoelioxys) emarginatus Förster, 1853

Coelioxys (Allocoelioxys) haemorrhoa Förster, 1853

Coelioxys (Allocoelioxys) obtusus Pérez, 1884

Coelioxys (Allocoelioxys) polycentris Förster, 1853

Coelioxys (Coelioxys) quadridentatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Coelioxys (Melissoctonia) conoideus (Illiger, 1806)

Coelioxys (Paracoelioxys) elongatus Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1841 Coelioxys (Paracoelioxys) inermis (Kirby, 1802)

Coelioxys (Paracoelioxys) mandibularis Nylander, 1848 Coelioxys (Rozeniana) aurolimbatus Förster, 1853

Coelioxys (Rozeniana) rufescens Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau & Audinet-Serville, 1825

Genus Megachile Latreille, 1802

Megachile (Callomegachile) sculpturalis Smith, 1853

Megachile (Chalicodoma) albocristata Smith, 1853

Megachile (Chalicodoma) parietina (Geoffroy, 1785)

Megachile (Creightonella) albisecta (Klug, 1817)

Megachile (Eutricharaea) apicalis Spinola, 1808

Megachile (Eutricharaea) argentata (Fabricius, 1793)

Megachile (Eutricharaea) deceptoria Pérez, 1890

Megachile (Eutricharaea) giraudi Gerstäcker, 1869

Megachile (Eutricharaea) leachella Curtis, 1828

Megachile (Eutricharaea) leucomalla Gerstäcker, 1869

Megachile (Eutricharaea) marginata Smith, 1853

Megachile (Eutricharaea) melanogaster Eversmann, 1852

Megachile (Eutricharaea) rotundata (Fabricius, 1787)

Megachile (Eutricharaea) semicircularis auct. nec van der Zanden, 1996

Megachile (Megachile) centuncularis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Megachile (Megachile) genalis Morawitz, 1880

Megachile (Megachile) ligniseca (Kirby, 1802)

Megachile (Megachile) melanopyga Costa, 1863

Megachile (Megachile) octosignata Nylander, 1852

Megachile (Megachile) pilicrus Morawitz, 1877

Megachile (Megachile) versicolor Smith, 1844

Megachile (Pseudomegachile) ericetorum Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1841

Megachile (Xanthosarus) circumcincta (Kirby, 1802)

Megachile (Xanthosarus) lagopoda (Linnaeus, 1761)

Megachile (Xanthosarus) maritima (Kirby, 1802)

Megachile (Xanthosarus) willughbiella (Kirby, 1802)


A total of 121 species of megachilid bees from 16 genera and five tribes are currently known from the Crimea.

Andreas Müller (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) kindly identified some specimens of the osmiine bees used in the present study.

The work of A. V. Fateryga was carried out within the state assignment of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (No. 121032300023-7).


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  • работе обобщены все сведения, касающиеся пчел-мегахилид фауны Крыма, опубликованные после предыдущего каталога (Fateryga et al., 2018), а также представленные в качестве оригинальных материалов.

Впервые для Крыма отмечены Hoplitis mollis Tkalců, 2000, Osmia cyanoxantha Pérez, 1879 и O. hellados van der Zanden, 1984, в то время как H. turcestanica (Dalla Torre, 1896), O. gallarum Spinola, 1808 и O. versicolor Latreille,

1811 исключены из списка крымских видов. Приведены также таксономические изменения и уточнения по некоторым видам. Новый чеклист пчел-мегахилид Крыма насчитывает 121 вид из 16 родов и пяти триб.

Ключевые слова: биоразнообразие, Палеарктика, пчелы, региональный чеклист.

Поступила в редакцию 11.07.23

Принята к печати 25.08.23