Subgenus Kumobia

The subgenus Kumobia Popov is confined to the Palaearctic region. It contains 4 species.

Species accounts

Hoplitis (Kumobia) abbreviata (Morawitz, 1875)

1875 Osmia abbreviata Morawitz, Travel to Turkestan by A. P. Fedtschenko, p. 96. Type material: Holotype f, “Prope Syr-darjam semel lecta” [Turkestan].-Combination Osmia (Osmia) abbreviata Morawitz in Friese (1911b: 107). Combination Kumobia abbreviata (Morawitz) in Zanden (1988b: 123).

Distribution-Northern Asia: KS, KZ, MGL; Turkestan.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: Ducke (1900); Tkalcu (1995: 115-117). Note: Male unknown.

Nesting biology: Unknown. H. abbreviata might possibly nest in excavated burrows in sandy soil as indicated by the presence of long bristles on the tarsi of the female forelegs, which are possibly used to flip away sand during nest excavation in the ground.

Flower preferences: Possibly oligolectic on Fabaceae (A. Müller, unpublished, based on 4 pollen samples from 2 different localities and on flower records on labels). Flower records: Ammodendron (on labels).

Hoplitis (Kumobia) ahrensi (Popov, 1962)

1962 Kumobia ahrensi Popov, Trudy Zoologiceskzo Instituta Akademija Nauk SSSR (Leningrad [St. Petersburg]), 30: 307. Type material: Holotype f, “Orta-Kuyu in the Karakum Desert” [Turkmenistan], ZIN (St. Petersburg).

Distribution-Northern Asia: TM.

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

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Unknown.

Hoplitis (Kumobia) farabensis (Popov, 1962)

1962 Kumobia farabensis Popov, Trudy Zoologiceskzo Instituta Akademija Nauk SSSR (Leningrad [St. Petersburg]), 30: 306. Type material: Syntypes ff, “Farab near Chardzhou”, “Uch-Aji in the Bairam-Alpine region” [Turkmenistan], ZIN (St. Petersburg).

Distribution-Northern Asia: TM.

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

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Unknown.

Hoplitis (Kumobia) tenuicornis (Morawitz, 1875)

1875 Osmia tenuicornis Morawitz, Travel to Turkestan by A. P. Fedtschenko, p. 95. Type material: m(m), “In deserto Kisilkum” [Turkestan]. Type species of Kumobia Popov.-Combination Osmia (Osmia) tenuicornis Morawitz in Friese (1911b: 77). Combination Kumobia tenuicornis (Morawitz) in Popov (1962: 304).

Distribution-Northern Asia: Turkestan.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: Popov (1962b: 304-306).

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Unknown. Flower records: Ammodendron (Popov, 1962b).