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Apis mellifera  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 154396

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Apis caffra Lepeletier, 1836
 
    Apis cerifera Scopoli, 1770
 
    Apis mellifica Linnaeus, 1761
 
    Apis daurica Fischer von Waldheim, 1843
 
    Apis australis Kiesenwetter, 1860
 
    Apis nigritarum Lepeletier, 1836
 
    Apis gregaria Geoffroy, 1762
 
    Apis fasciata Latreille, 1804
 
    Apis cerifera Gerstäcker, 1862
 
    Apis aenigmaticus Rayment, 1925
 
    Apis adansonii Latreille, 1804
 
    Apis intermissa Maa, 1953
 
    Apis siciliana Dalla Torre, 1896
 
    Apis sicula Montgano, 1911
 
    Apis mellifera carnica Pollmann, 1879
 
    Apis mellifera cecropia Kiesenwetter, 1860
 
    Apis remipes armeniaca Skorikov, 1929
 
    Apis mellifera scutellata Lepeletier, 1836
 
    Apis mellifera major Ruttner, 1976
 
    Apis mellifica germanica Pollmann, 1879
 
    Apis mellifera ligustica Spinola, 1806
 
    Apis mellifera lamarckii Cockerell, 1906
 
    Apis mellifera syriaca Skorikov, 1929
 
    Apis mellifera taurica Alpatov, 1935
 
    Apis mellifera anatoliaca Maa, 1953
 
    Apis mellida caucasia Pollmann, 1889
 
    Apis mellifera carpatica Barac, 1977
 
    Apis mellifera cypria Pollmann, 1879
 
    Apis mellifera sossimai Engel, 1999
 
    Apis mellifera iberiensis Engel, 1999
 
    Apis mellifera intermissa Maa, 1953
 
    Apis mellifera jemenitica Ruttner, 1976
 
    Apis mellifera meda Skorikov, 1929
 
    Apis mellifera nubica Ruttner, 1976
 
    Apis mellifera siciliana Grassi, 1881
 
    Apis mellifera capensis Eschscholtz, 1822
 
    Apis mellifera litorea F. G. Smith, 1961
 
    Apis mellifica banatica Grozdanic, 1926
 
    Apis mellifera macedonica Ruttner, 1988
 
    Apis mellifera adami Ruttner, 1975
 
    Apis mellifica rodopica Petrov, 1991
 
    Apis mellifera remipes Gerstäcker, 1862
 
    Apis mellifica hymettea Pollmann, 1879
 
    Apis mellifera sahariensis Baldensperger, 1932
 
    Apis mellifera ruttneri Sheppard, Arias, Grech and Meixner, 1998
 
    Apis mellifica nigrita Lucas, 1882
 
    Apis mellifera simensis Meixner, Leta, Koeniger and Fuchs, 2011
 
    Apis mellifera adansoni Latreille, 1804
 
    Apis mellifera monticola F. G. Smith, 1961
 
    Apis mellifera artemisia Engel, 1999
 
    Apis mellifera unicolor Latreille, 1804
 
    Apis mellifera caucasica Gorbachev, 1916
 
    Apis mellifera acervorum Skorikov, 1929
 
    Apis mellifera carniolica Koschevnikov, 1900
 
    Apis mellifera iberica Ruttner, 1988
 
    Apis mellifera armeniaca Skorikov, 1929
 
    Apis remipes transcaucasica Skorikov, 1929
 
    Apis mellifera sicula Montagano, 1911
 
    Apis mellifica adami Ruttner, 1975
 
    Apis mellifica cecropia Kiesenwetter, 1860
 
    Apis mellica cypria Pollmann, 1879
 
    Apis mellica remipes Gerstäcker, 1862
 
    Apis mellifica sahariensis Baldensperger, 1932
 
    Apis mellifica carnica Pollmann, 1879
 
  Common Name(s): honey bee [English]
 
    abeille domestique [French]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomProtostomia   
          SuperphylumEcdysozoa   
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                            SuperorderHolometabola   
                               OrderHymenoptera  – abelha, formiga, vespa, ants, bees, wasps  
                                  SuborderApocrita  – abeilles, fourmis, guępes véritables, narrow-waisted hymenopterans, ants, bees, true wasps  
                                     InfraorderAculeata   
                                        SuperfamilyApoidea  – bees, sphecoid wasps, apoid wasps  
                                           FamilyApidae  – euglossine, euglossines, honey bees, stingless bees  
                                              SubfamilyApinae   
                                                 TribeApini   
                                                    GenusApis Linnaeus, 1758  
                                                       SpeciesApis mellifera Linnaeus, 1758 – honey bee, abeille domestique  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: John S. Ascher, PhD  
  Notes: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore   
  Reference for: Apis mellifera    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Apoidea Database, Fauna Europaea, database (version 2004)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: Polaszek, Andrew (compiler). Apoidea Database, Fauna Europaea http://www.faunaeur.org/   
  Reference for: Apis mellifera   
       
  Source: Catalogue of Bees (Hymenoptera, Apoidea) in the Neotropical..., website (version 03July2012)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Moure, J. S., Urban, D., and G. A. R. Melo (Orgs). Catalogue of Bees (Hymenoptera, Apoidea) in the Neotropical Region. Available online at http://moure.cria.org.br/catalogue   
  Reference for: Apis mellifera   
       
  Source: Checklist for Apoidea, Australian Faunal Directory, database (version 2006)  
  Acquired: 2007   
  Notes: Walker, K. L. 2006. Australian Checklist of Apoidea. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra (update to 2001 version by J. C. Cardale). http://www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/abrs/fauna/tree.pl?pstrVol=APOIDEA   
  Reference for: Apis mellifera   
       
  Source: Common names of Insects in Canada, database (version 1999)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes: Entomological Society of Canada / société d'entomologie du Canada   
  Reference for: honey bee[English], abeille domestique [French]   
       
  Source: Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist - Draft-54, website (version Draft-54)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Ascher, J. S. and J. Pickering. 01 February, 2020. Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila). http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?guide=Apoidea_species   
  Reference for: Apis mellifera   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Apis mellifera   
       
  Source: Stoetzel, M. B., 1989, database (version 1.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: honey bee[English]   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Engel, Michael S.  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: The Taxonomy of Recent and Fossil Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae; Apis)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Hymenoptera Research, vol. 8, issue 2   
  Page(s): 165-196   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1070-9428   
  Notes: Available at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/4490616   
  Reference for: Apis mellifera   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Africa  
    Australia  
    Caribbean  
    Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    Middle America  
    North America  
    Oceania  
    South America  
    Southern Asia  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Canada, Introduced  
    Caribbean Territories, Introduced  
    Continental US, Introduced  
    Hawaii, Introduced  
    Mexico, Introduced  
    Central Pacific Territories, Introduced  
 

 

   

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