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Allodapula Cockerell

(Life: Kingdom: Metazoa (animals); Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Hexapoda; Order: Hymenoptera; Superfamily: Apoidea; Family: Apidae; Subfamily: Xylocopinae; Tribe: Allodapini)

Allodapula Cockerell, 1934


Allodapula acutigera Cockerell, 1936 (South Africa)

Allodapula brunnescens (Cockerell), 1934 (South Africa))

Allodapula dichroa (Strand, 1915) (South Africa)

Allodapula empeyi Michener, 1975 (South Africa)

Allodapula guillarmodi Michener, 1970 (South Africa)

Allodapula hessei Michener, 1971 (South Africa)

Allodapula jucunda (Smith, 1879) (South Africa)

Allodapula maculithorax Michener, 1971 (South Africa)

Allodapula melanopus (Cameron, 1905) (South Africa)


Allodapula monticola (Cockerell, 1933) (South Africa)


Allodapula ornaticeps Michener, 1971 (South Africa)


Allodapula palliceps (Friese, 1924) (South Africa)


Allodapula rozeni Michener, 1971 (South Africa)


Allodapula turneri (Cockerell, 1934) (South Africa)

Allodapula variegata (Smith, 1854) (South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe)


Allodapula xerica Michener, 1970 (South Africa)


Afrotropical, Australasian and Oriental regions.


Nest in hollow stems. Most species feed their larvae progressively. Arrangement of larvae and pupae within the nest varies according to genus. In Allodapula, the larvae are clustered together in a clump and feed from a common food mass.


Eardley, C & Urban, R. 2010. Catalogue of Afrotropical bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apiformes). Zootaxa 2455: 1-548.

Eardley, C, Finnamore, A.T. & Michener, C.D. 1993. Superfamily Apoidea (pp. 279-357). In GOULET, H. & HUBER, J. (eds). Hymenoptera of the World: an identification guide to families. Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 668 pp.

Eardley C.,Kuhlmann M., Pauly A. 2010. The Bee Genera and Subgenera of sub-Saharan Africa. Abc Taxa vol 7: i-vi, 138 pp.

Michener, C.D. 2000. The Bees of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press. 953 pp.


Photographs Vida van der Walt (Pretoria).

Web author Simon van Noort (Iziko South African Museum)


Citation: van Noort, S. 2018. WaspWeb: Hymenoptera of the Afrotropical region. URL: www.waspweb.org (accessed on <day/month/year>).

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