Melittidae

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Translingual[edit]

Melitta nigricans

Etymology[edit]

From Melitta +‎ -idae, ultimately from Ancient Greek μέλιττα (mélitta, bee).

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Melittidae

  1. A taxonomic family within the superfamily Apoidea — some bees endemic to Africa and the northern temperate zone.

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Recent molecular studies indicate Melittidae is paraphyletic, and recommend according family status to Dasypodainae and Meganomiinae.

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