Q: European ID keys/tables Wild Bees Genus/Species?

Hi,

Is/are there European identification keys/tables and/or a field guide for Wild Bees Genus/Species:

  • amegilla / albigena;
  • amegilla / garrula;
  • amegilla / quadrifasciata;
  • anthophora / dispar;
  • epeolus / fallax;
  • tetralonia / malvae;
  • xylocopa / iris;
  • xylocopa / valga;
  • ceratina / chalybea;
  • tetraloniella / fulvescens;
  • tetraloniella / inulae;

Regards,

I recommend this key (I saw it somewhere in pdf and if you cant find it you probably can write to one of the authors) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30313168/

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/288168143_Revision_of_the_Xylocopinae_Hymenoptera_Apidae_of_France_and_Belgium
You have there also some species of Ceratina but it’s a local key so you have to check whether it covers all species of your interest

In general, I recommend this site to looking for keys (many are available in pdf to download) https://www.idmybee.com/bibliography.html
I personally like keys from Fauna Helvetica but they are not applicable for te whole Europe (in the Mediterranean there are species which are not present in Central Europe)

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Thank you @justyna_kierat, regards,

Hi,

I found this book “Bees of Europe - Hymenoptera of Europe 1 - NAP Editions” (ISBN:978-2-913688-34-6). For a review of the book see HymenoVaria 20, page 46 (https://hymenoptera-nev.nl/pdf/HymenoVaria20.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3VMQHzaFGLY0SbS5lXkPQojDye7py42pyaFwgB9YnQGItl-eM_LahnMUI). You can only use to book to determine Genus!

Regards,

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