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Heriades truncorum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Apis truncorum Linnaeus, 1758; Apis xanthogastria Schrank, 1802; Heriades sinuata Spinola, 1808; Osmia punctatissima Lepeletier, 1841; Heriades mordax Schletterer, 1889

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Subgenus: Heriades

Heriades truncorum, female
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Heriades truncorum, female

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Male at the nest entrance. Ukanc, Bohinj, July 1989.


Heriades truncorum (Linnaeus, 1758)



West Palaearctic species. Widely distributed in Slovenia.

Oligolectic, specialized on Asteraceae. Nests mainly in wood burrows. The cell partitions are made of resin.

Univoltine. Flies from June to September.


Female on Telekia speciosa . Log, Lukovica, Ljubljansko barje, June 2006.

Stenoheriades asiaticus – member of a related genus

Hofferia schmiedeknechti – a bizarre relative


Razširjenost vrste v Sloveniji.

Je zelo razširjena in ni ogrožena.



Andrej Gogala: Bee fauna of Slovenia

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