dtsch. Ent. Z., N. F.
According to MICHENER (1979: 297, Table 3), Andreninae are absent from the Oriental Region, although in the same paper (p. 307) it is noted that in India Andrena "reaches the lowlands, for example in (the) Punjab" (in fact, several species occur as far south as the Nilgiri Hills, at 3500 ft1)), and that "in southeast Asia it is present in mountains" (species not indicated; possibly this refers to Malayapis, following an earlier communication by the present author). Malayapis is now described from a short series from Pahang, from females only, no males having yet come to light although extensive collections of bees have been made in Malaya by H. M. PENDLEBURY and H. T. PAGDEN [collections in British Museum (Natural History)] and, more recently, by C. G. RocHE. The new taxon is based on a single species that cannot be referred to any described subgenus.
Baker, Donald B., "A New Malayan Andrena" (1995). An. Paper 244.
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