Trachusa byssina (Panzer, 1798)
Apis byssina Panzer, 1798; Trachusa serratulae Panzer, 1804; Diphysis pyrenaica Lepeletier, 1841; Megachile resinana Schilling, 1849; Megachile rotundiventris Perris, 1852; Megachileoides serratulae (Panzer, 1804); Megachiloides serratulae (Panzer, 1804), incorrect subsequent spelling; Osmia bluethgeni Maidl, 1922; Trachusa serratulae var seitzi Cockerell, 1925; Megachile kychtacensis Cockerell, 1928
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Male resting beside food plants that he patrols. Pl. Vogar, Bohinj, July 2008 (above and below).


Trachusa byssina (Panzer, 1798)



European species, widely distributed in Slovenia. Probably extinct now in the sub-Mediterranean region.

Oligolectic, specialized on Fabaceae. Nests in burrows in the ground, excavated by itself. The cell partitions are made of leaf fragments, coated with resin on the inside.

Univoltine. Flies from June to August.


Trachusa pubescens – East Mediterranean species

Female on Lathyrus latifolius . Nanos, August 2009 (above and below).



Razširjenost vrste v Sloveniji.

V zadnjih letih je v toplejših krajih redkejša.



Andrej Gogala: Bee fauna of Slovenia

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