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Apis (Cascapis) nearctica Engel et al. 2009 (honey bee)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Apidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 175204

Full reference: M. S. Engel, I. A. Hinojosa-Díaz, and A. P. Rasnitsyn. 2009. A honey bee from the Miocene of Nevada and the biogeography of Apis (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Apini). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 60(3):23-38

Belongs to Apis (Cascapis) according to M. S. Engel et al. 2009

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: CAS 236, an exoskeleton (Complete disarticulated female worker). Its type locality is Stewart Valley, Cal State Site, which is in a Barstovian lacustrine - large mudstone in Nevada.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): forewing 9.20 x 2.83, hindwing length 4.17