Subgenus Michenerella

The subgenus Michenerella Krombein occurs in the Palaearctic, Afrotropical and Oriental region. It contains 15 described species in the Palaearctic. At least 5 Palaearctic species are still undescribed (A. Müller, unpublished).

Species accounts

Heriades (Michenerella) alfkeni Benoist, 1938

1938 Heriades Alfkeni Benoist, Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, 43: 85. Type material: m(m), “Turkestan: Tartugai près de Perowsk” [Kazakhstan], MNHN (Paris).

Distribution-Northern Asia: KZ.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: Popov (1955: 283-284). Note: Female unknown.

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Unknown.

Heriades (Michenerella) ammodendri Popov, 1960

1960 Heriades (Eutrypetes) ammodendri Popov, Trudy Zoologiceskzo Instituta Akademija Nauk SSSR (Leningrad [St. Petersburg]), 27: 256. Type material: Lectotype f, by designation of A. Müller (unpublished), “Orta-Kuyu (Karakum desert)”, “River Kirpili, 100 km northeast Gyzylarbat” [Turkmenistan], ZIN (St. Petersburg); paralectotype f.

Distribution-Northern Asia: TM.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: No supplementary or more detailed morphological description known. Note: Male unknown.

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Unknown.

Heriades (Michenerella) cancava Wu, 1982

1982 Heriades cancavus Wu, Insects of Xizang, vol. 2, p. 406, p. 424. Type material: Holotype m, “Xizang: Chagyab, 3600 m” [China], IZCAS (Beijing).-Combination Heriades (Heriades) cancavus Wu in Wu (2006: 78).

Distribution-Northern Asia: RC(WP).

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: Wu (2006). Note: Female unknown.

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Unknown.

Heriades (Michenerella) discrepans Benoist, 1938

1938 Heriades discrepans Benoist, Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, 43: 88. Type material: f(f), “La Calle” [Algeria], MNHN (Paris).

Distribution-Northern Africa: DZ, MA, TN.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: No supplementary or more detailed morphological description known. Note: Male unknown.

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Probably polylectic (A. Müller, unpublished, based on 1 pollen sample).

Heriades (Michenerella) fujiyamai Yasumatsu & Hirashima, 1952

1952 Heriades fujiyamai Yasumatsu & Hirashima. Type material: “Hachijo Island” [Japan].

Distribution-Northern Asia: J.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: Yasumatsu and Hirashima (1965: 254)

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Unknown.

Heriades (Michenerella) hissarica Popov, 1955

1955 Heriades (Eutrypetes) hissarica Popov, Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie, 34: 285. Type material: Lectotype f, by designation of A. Müller (unpublished), “Kondara, 1100 m” [Tajikistan], ZIN (St. Petersburg).

Distribution-Europe: BG?, GR?. Northern Asia: KZ, TJ, UZ. Southwestern Asia: IR, TR.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: Khodoparast & Monfared (2013: 243).

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: The only four pollen samples available so far (from three different localities) consist of pollen of Resedaceae (A. Müller, unpublished). Flower records: Caylurea hexagona.

Heriades (Michenerella) latipes Popov, 1960

1960 Heriades (Eutrypetes) latipes Popov, Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie, 39: 427. Type material: Syntypes mm, ff, “Tartugai”, “Baigakum near Juleck” [Kazakhstan], ZIN (St. Petersburg).

Distribution-Northern Asia: KZ.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions:No supplementary or more detailed morphological description known.

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Unknown.

Heriades (Michenerella) longicornis Popov, 1960

1960 Heriades longicornis Popov, Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie, 39: 424. Type material: Syntypes mm, f, “Tartugai” [Kazakhstan], ZIN (St. Petersburg).

Distribution-Northern Asia: KZ.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: No supplementary or more detailed morphological description known.

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Unknown.

Heriades (Michenerella) parvula Bingham, 1897

1897 Heriades parvula Bingham, The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma, Hymenoptera, vol. 1, p. 508.Type material: f(f), “Rangoon, Burma” [Burma], BMNH (London).-Combination Heriades (Heriades) parvulus Bingham in Wu (2006: 78).

1925 Heriades binghami Dover, The Annals and Magazine of Natural History (London), ser. 9, 15: 230. NOMEN NOVUM with same type specimen for presumptively preoccupied Heriades parvulus Bingham, 1897 [not unavailable Megachile parvula Cameron, 1896].

Distribution-Northern Asia: RC(SW). Extralimital: Oriental (Burma).

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: Wu (2006). Note: Male unknown.

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Unknown.

Heriades (Michenerella) punctulifera Schletterer, 1889

1889 Heriades punctulifera Schletterer, Zoologisches Jahrbuch für Systematik, 4: 670. Type material: Syntypes mm, “Adalia in Kleinasien” [Turkey], ZMHB (Berlin).

1922 Eriades (Trypetes) dalmaticus Maidl, Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, 35: 93. Type material: Holotype f, “Spalato” [Croatia], NMW (Wien).-Combination Heriades (Eutrypetes) dalmaticus Maidl in Mavromoustakis (1958: 443). New synonymy based on type material (A. Müller, unpublished).

Distribution-Europe: BG, GR, HR, I(Si), M. Southwestern Asia: CY, IL, RL, SYR, TR.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions:Friese (1898); Mavromoustakis (1958: 443).

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Polylectic (A. Müller, unpublished, based on 8 pollen samples from 6 different localities). Flower records: Dittrichia viscosa, Calamintha nepeta (Standfuss et al., 2003).

– subspecies punctulifera Schletterer, 1889

1922 Automatically established nominotypical subspecific taxon (original description and type specimen are identical with those of the species rank taxon of the same name above).

Distribution-Europe: BG, GR, HR, I(Si), M. Southwestern Asia: IL, RL, SYR, TR.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: No supplementary or more detailed morphological description known.

– subspecies troodica Mavromoustakis, 1951

1951 Eriades dalmatica troodica Mavromoustakis, The Annals and Magazine of Natural History (London), ser. 12, 4: 352. Type material: Holotype f, “Mt. Troodos, open slopes, 5500 ft.” [Cyprus], DAAN (Nicosia); paratypes ff.

Distribution-Southwestern Asia: CY.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: No supplementary or more detailed morphological description known. Note: Male unknown.

Heriades (Michenerella) sakishimana Yasumatsu & Hirashima, 1965

1911 Heriades sakishimanus Yasumatsu & Hirashima, Kontyu, 33: 253. Type material: Holotype f, “Shirahama, Iriomote-jima” [Japan], KUEC (Fukuoka); paratype f.

Distribution-Northern Asia: J.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: No supplementary or more detailed morphological description known. Note: Male unknown.

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Unknown.

Heriades (Michenerella) sauteri Cockerell, 1911

1911 Heriades sauteri Cockerell, The Annals and Magazine of Natural History (London), ser. 8, 7: 314. Type material: Syntypes m(m), f(f), “Formosa” [Taiwan], ZMHB (Berlin), San Francisco.-Combination Heriades (Heriades) sauteri Cockerell in Wu (2006: 77).

Distribution-Northern Asia: J, RC(SW), TW.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: Wu (2006); Yasumatsu and Hirashima (1965: 253-254).

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Unknown.

Heriades (Michenerella) shestakovi Popov, 1960

1960 Heriades (Eutrypetes) shestakovi Popov, Trudy Zoologiceskzo Instituta Akademija Nauk SSSR (Leningrad [St. Petersburg]), 27: 257. Type material: Syntypes mm, ff, “Uch-Aji in the Bairam-Alpine region”, “Farab, 8 km from Chardzhou” [Turkmenistan], ZIN (St. Petersburg).

Distribution-Northern Asia: TM.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions:No supplementary or more detailed morphological description known.

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Unknown.

Heriades (Michenerella) turcomanica Popov, 1955

1955 Heriades (Eutrypetes) turcomanica Popov, Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie, 34: 281. Type material: Lectotype m, by designation of A. Müller (unpublished), “Southern Turkmenistan, Iman-Baba” [Turkmenistan], ZIN (St. Petersburg).

Distribution-Northern Asia: TM.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions:No supplementary or more detailed morphological description known.

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Unknown.

Heriades (Michenerella) yunnanensis Wu, 1993

1993 Heriades yunnanensis Wu, Insects of the Hengduan Mountains Region, vol. 2, p. 1389, p. 1418. Type material: Holotype m, “Yunnan, Yongshengludei, 2250 m” [China], IZCAS (Beijing); paratypes m, f.

Distribution-Northern Asia:RC(SW).

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: Wu (2006).

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Flower records: Lithospermum erythrorhizon (Wu, 2006).