author(s) : S.Patiny
Sébastien Patiny

Atlas of the European Bees: genus Flavipanurgus

First on line 1.III.2012

The phylogenetic relationships of Flavipanurgus are actually only inferred based on morphological characters. These tend to place them as a sister-group of the Panurgus Panzer. However, the availability of specimens suitable for further molecular studies is nowadays highly wishable, as well as additional data for the sketchy known species (i.e. F.fuzetus and F.merceti).

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Sébastien Patiny

Patiny S. 2012. Atlas of the European Bees: genus Flavipanurgus. STEP Project, Atlas Hymenoptera, Mons, Gembloux. http://www.zoologie.umh.ac.be//hymenoptera/page.aspx??ID=24

Flavipanurgus Warncke, 1972

European bees
Flavipanurgus flavus (Friese, 1897)
Flavipanurgus flavus is the type species of that genus (one of the two endemic in Iberian Peninsula). Flavipanurgus flavus and F.venustus are easily recognizable to their bigger size (in regard of the other species included in the genus). Flavipanurgus is nearly entirely black by females, while males present a yellowish ventral half of face and small yellow spots on terga. F.venustus presents quite larges yellow marking both in males and females, on face, thorax and terga.
Flavipanurgus fuzetus Patiny, 1999
So far, this species is only known from its locus typicus, which is in southern Portugal (while these of all other Flavipanurgus species are in Spain)
Flavipanurgus granadensis (Warncke, 1987)
Flavipanurgus granadensis could be considered as one member of a four species group of small sized Flavipanurgus. That latter group includes F.fuzetus, F.granadensis, F.ibericus and F.merceti.
Flavipanurgus ibericus (Warncke, 1972)
Flavipanurgus merceti (Vachal, 1910)
Flavipanurgus venustus (Erichson, 1835)
Flavipanurgus venustus is one of the two largest species in the genus together with Flavipanurgus flavus Friese


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