Subgenus Platosmia

The subgenus Platosmia Warncke is confined to the Palaearctic region. It contains 10 species (Müller, 2015a).

Species accounts

Hoplitis (Platosmia) africana (Warncke, 1990)

1990 Osmia (Platosmia) africana Warncke, Entomofauna (Ansfelden), 11: 486. Type material: Holotype f, “30 km N Foum Zguid” [Morocco], OLML (Linz); paratypes m, ff.

1991 Hoplitis (Platosmia) adustus Zanden, Linzer Biologische Beiträge, 23: 347. Type material: Holotype m, “Erfoud (Tafilet)” [Morocco], RMNH (Leiden); paratypes mm, ff.-Synonymy in Zanden (1995: 428).

Distribution-Northern Africa: DZ, ET, MA. Southwestern Asia: IL.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: Müller (2015a).

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Oligolectic on Reseda (Resedaceae) and possibly also closely related genera (Müller, 2015a). A pollen load originating from a female collected in spring 2016 in southern Morocco exclusively contained pollen of Peganum harmala (Nitrariaceae), suggesting that H. africana occasionally also collects pollen on plant taxa other than Resedaceae.

Hoplitis (Platosmia) alchata (Warncke, 1990)

1990 Osmia (Platosmia) alchata Warncke, Entomofauna (Ansfelden), 11: 489. Type material: Holotype f, “20 km SO Harran/Urfa” [Turkey], OLML (Linz); paratypes m, ff.

Distribution-Southwestern Asia: IR, SYR, TR.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: Müller (2015a).

Nesting biology-Nesting site: Several females were observed to nest in a limestone stone of about 0.5m height. Nesting material: Unknown. (Warncke, 1990)

Flower preferences: Possibly oligolectic on Reseda (Resedaceae) and possibly also closely related genera (Müller, 2015a).

Hoplitis (Platosmia) arabiae Müller, 2015

2015 Hoplitis (Platosmia) arabiae Müller, Zootaxa, 3936: 73-74. Type material: Holotype m, “Jebel Jibir” [United Arab Emirates], ETHZ (Zurich); paratypes mm, ff.

Distribution-Northern Africa: OM, UAE.

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

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Possibly mesolectic on Fabaceae and Resedaceae (Müller, 2015a).

Hoplitis (Platosmia) aristotelis (Warncke, 1990)

1990 Osmia (Platosmia) aristotelis Warncke, Entomofauna (Ansfelden), 11: 485. Type material: Holotype m, “Agadir” [Morocco], OLML (Linz); paratypes mm, ff.

Distribution-Northern Africa: MA.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: Müller (2015a).

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Probably mesolectic on Reseda (Resedaceae) and Fabaceae (Müller, 2015a).

Hoplitis (Platosmia) gerofita (Warncke, 1990)

1990 Osmia (Platosmia) gerofita Warncke, Entomofauna (Ansfelden), 9: 487. Type material: Holotype f, “Har Sha’alav/13 km N Gerofit” [Israel], OLML (Linz); paratype f.

Distribution-Northern Africa: ET. Southwestern Asia: JOR, IL.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: Müller (2015a).

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Possibly oligolectic on Reseda (Resedaceae) and possibly also closely related genera (Müller, 2015a).

Hoplitis (Platosmia) inconspicua Tkalcu, 1995

1995 Hoplitis (Platosmia) inconspicua Tkalcu, Entomologische Abhandlungen (Dresden), 57: 126. Type material: Holotype m, “Uvs-Aimak, Charchiraa-uul, 30 km S Ulaangom, Umgeb. Kurort” [Mongolia], MLUH (Halle).

Distribution-Northern Asia: MGL.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: Müller (2015a).

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Unknown.

Hoplitis (Platosmia) lucidula (Benoist, 1934)

1934 Osmia lucidula Benoist, Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France, 39: 107. Type material: Holotype f, “Ras el Ma” [Morocco], MNHN (Paris).-Combination Hoplitis (Liosmia) lucidula (Benoist) in Zanden (1985: 64). Combination Osmia (Platosmia) lucidula Benoist in Warncke (1990: 484).

Distribution-Northern Africa: MA.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: Müller (2015a); Warncke (1990); Zanden (1985: 64-65, 1992a: 70).

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Unknown.

Hoplitis (Anthocopa) maghrebensis (Zanden, 1992)

1992 Anthocopa (Anthocopa) maghrebensis Zanden, Reichenbachia (Dresden), 29: 67. Type material: Holotype m, “Quarzazate” [Morocco], RMNH (Leiden); paratypes mm, ff.

1996 Hoplitis (Platosmia) incognita Zanden, Linzer Biologische Beiträge, 28: 887. Type material: Holotype f, “50 km n. Foum Zguid” [Morocco], OLML (Linz); paratypes mm, ff.-Synonymy in Müller (2015a).

Distribution-Northern Africa: DZ, MA.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: Müller (2015a); Zanden (1983: 129-130, as Anthocopa consanguinea); Warncke (1990, as Osmia dumonti). Misapplication: Osmia dumonti in Warncke (1990: 489) is Hoplitis (Platosmia) incognita Zanden (Müller, 2015a; Zanden, 1996b). Description of female in Zanden (1992) refers to a still undescribed Hoplitis (Anthocopa) species (Müller, 2015a).

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Oligolectic on Reseda (Resedaceae) and possibly also closely related genera (Müller, 2015a).

Hoplitis (Platosmia) platalea (Warncke, 1990)

1990 Osmia (Platosmia) platalea Warncke, Entomofauna (Ansfelden), 11: 484. Type material: Holotype f, “30 km W Quarzazate” [Morocco], OLML (Linz); paratypes m, ff. Type species of Platosmia Warncke.

1998 Anthocopa (Anthocopa) quarzazati Zanden, Linzer Biologische Beiträge, 30: 526. Type material: Holotype m, “Amerzgane, 30 km N Quarzazate” [Morocco], RMNH (Leiden).-Synonymy in Müller (2015a).

Distribution-Northern Africa: MA, TN.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: Müller (2015a).

Nesting biology: Possibly preexisting cavities in stones and rocks (Müller, 2015a).

Flower preferences: Probably mesolectic on Reseda (Resedaceae) and Fabaceae (Müller, 2015a).

Hoplitis (Platosmia) recticauda (Stanek, 1969)

1969 Osmia recticauda Stanek, Nachrichten des Naturwissenschaftlichen Museums der Stadt Aschaffenburg, 78: 9. Type material: Holotype m, “Mut, 294 m” [Turkey], SMFD (Frankfurt).-Combination Hoplitis (Hoplitis) recticauda (Stanek) in Zanden (1988b: 121). Combination Osmia (Platosmia) recticauda Stanek in Warncke (1990: 489).

Distribution-Southwestern Asia: TR.

Identification-Keys, Descriptions: Müller (2015a); Tkalcu (1995: 126); Warncke (1990).

Nesting biology: Unknown.

Flower preferences: Possibly oligolectic on Hedysareae (Fabaceae) (Müller, 2015a). Flower records: Onobrychis sativa (Özbek, 1979).