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Xylocopa africana

Xylocopa africana is a species of carpenter bee.[2]

Subspecies[edit]

  • Xylocopa africana africana (Fabricius, 1781)
  • Xylocopa africana congoensis Enderlein, 1903
  • Xylocopa africana conradti Enderlein, 1903
  • Xylocopa africana longjinensis Strand, 1911

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Description[edit]

In males the thorax and the first abdominal segment are golden yellow, while in females they are brown. The abdomen is mainly dark brown or blackish.

Distribution[edit]

This species can be found in Senegal, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Angola. [4]

References[edit]

  • Eardley, C. D. (1987) Catalogue of Apoidea (Hymenoptera) in Africa south of the Sahara, Part 1, The genus Xylocopa Latreille (Anthophoridae), Entomology Memoir, No. 70


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