Sébastien Patiny Atlas of the European Bees: genus Flavomeliturgula
First on line 1.III.2012
Meliturgula and the related genera are considered as a sister group of Melitturga. Meliturgula are basically African taxa. However, two genera are strictly endemic in southern Palaearctic: Flavomeliturgula and Gasparinahla.
It is worth noting that these two latter genera are morphologically characterized by very long mouthparts (quite longer than face), while the African taxa are small tongued species.
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Citation:Patiny S. 2012. Atlas of the European Bees: genus Flavomeliturgula
. STEP Project, Atlas Hymenoptera, Mons, Gembloux. http://www.zoologie.umh.ac.be//hymenoptera/page.aspx??ID=29