Coelioxys (Coelioxys) quadridentata (LINNAEUS, 1758)

Özbek, Hikmet, Schwarz, Maximilian & L, Coelioxys, 2016, Distribution data of the kleptoparasitic bees in Turkey: Part 2. Genera Coelioxys and Radoszkowskiana (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae: Megachilinae) with their checklist, Linzer biologische Beiträge 48 (1), pp. 1753-1771 : 1762

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Coelioxys (Coelioxys) quadridentata (LINNAEUS, 1758)


Coelioxys (Coelioxys) quadridentata (LINNAEUS, 1758)

S y n o n y m s: Apis quadridentata LINNAEUS, 1758 ; A. conica LINNAEUS, 1758; A. acuminata GMELIN, 1790, A. bidentata PANZER, 1798 , C. acuta NYLANDER, 1848, C. fissidens FÖRSTER, 1853, C. fraterna FÖRSTER, 1853 , C. convergens SCHENCK, 1855 , C. truncata HÖPPNER, 1901 .

M a t e r i a l e x a m i n e d: Erzurum: Atatürk University research field, 1900 m, 21.VI.1977, 6 (on O. viciifolia), leg. H. Özbek.

B i o l o g y: ROWSON & PAVETT (2008) noted that this species was listed as rare (category 3) in the Red Data Book for British invertebrates. Its hosts nest in a variety of habitats so C. quadridentata is not known to show a clear habitat preference. We suspect this is valid for Turkey, too. It is not an abundant species and the samples were collected in various habitats such as open, wooded, and even residential area. Megachile leachella , M. centuncularis , M. circumcincta , M. willughbiella , Trachusa byssina, Anthophora bimaculata, A. furcata , A. plagiata and A. parietina were listed as the hosts of this species ( WARNCKE 1992; BANASZAK & ROMASENKO 1998; GRACE 2010). One sample was collected from O. Viciifolia.

D i s t r i b u t i o n: Almost whole Europe; as Asian countries China, Iran, Siberia, Turkey ( WARNCKE 1992, BANASZAK & ROMASENKO 1998, AMIET et al., 2004; Wu, 2006; GRACE 2010). In Turkey: Istanbul (FAHRINGER 1922); Erzurum ( ÖZBEK 1979, ÖZBEK & ZANDEN 1994); Bolu, Erzurum, Konya ( WARNCKE 1992).