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Xylocopa iris (Christ, 1791)
Apis iris Christ, 1791; Xylocopa cyanescens Brullé, 1832; Xylocopa minuta Lepeletier, 1841; Xylocopa taurica Erichson, 1841; Xylocopa virescens_homonym Gistel, 1857; Xylocopa canuta Rondani, 1874; Xylocopa iris cupripennis Smith, 1874; Xylocopa uclesiensis Pérez, 1901; Xylocopa virescentis Strand, 1917, replacement name; Xylocopa (Rhysoxylocopa) uclesiensis Pérez, 1901; Xylocopa (Copoxyla) iris uclesiensis Pérez, 1901, valid subspecies; Xylocopa (Rhysoxylocopa) gracilis Dusmet y Alonso, 1923; Xylocopa aliceae Cockerell, 1931, possible synonym; Xylocopa iris var atra Vicidomini, 2001

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Subgenus: Copoxyla

Xylocopa iris, male
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Xylocopa iris, male

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Xylocopa iris
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Xylocopa iris
Xylocopa iris, female AMNH BEE00021669-1
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Xylocopa iris, female AMNH BEE00021669-1

Xylocopa iris, female AMNH BEE00021669-2
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Xylocopa iris, female AMNH BEE00021669-2
Xylocopa iris, female AMNH BEE00021669-3
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Xylocopa iris, female AMNH BEE00021669-3

Xylocopa iris, male AMNH BEE00182430-1
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Xylocopa iris, male AMNH BEE00182430-1
Xylocopa iris, male AMNH BEE00182430-2
© Copyright Hadel Go 2011-2016 · 1
Xylocopa iris, male AMNH BEE00182430-2

Xylocopa iris, male AMNH BEE00182430-3
© Copyright Hadel Go 2011-2016 · 1
Xylocopa iris, male AMNH BEE00182430-3

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Apiaceae  Foeniculum vulgare @ I_GID (1)
Asteraceae  Carlina curetum @ I_GID (1)

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Female on Lathyrus . Pollen is transported on hind legs, while the two larger Xylocopa species transport it in the crop. Brje pri Komnu, Kras, July 2004.

 

Xylocopa iris (Christ, 1791)

 

 

Mediterranean species. In the sub-Mediterranean and sub-Pannonian regions of Slovenia.

Polylectic species, visiting mainly Fabaceae and Lamiaceae. Nests in hollow plant stems.

Univoltine. Flies from April to September.

 

A nest (entrance partly closed) in a dry stem of Campanula pyramidalis . Veli Badin, Sočerga, Istra, September 1998.

 

 

Razširjenost vrste v Sloveniji.

Na Krasu, v Istri in Podčetrtku.

 

Andrej Gogala: Bee fauna of Slovenia

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