The identity and synonymy of Apis zonata L., 1758, are established. The name has been widely misapplied. Amegilla zonata zonata (L., 1758) is a darker, Malaysian, form of the Indian bee well known as Amegilla cingulifera (COCKERELL, 1910), = A. zonata cingulifera (CKLL.).
Baker, Donald B., "The Identity of Apis zonata Linnaeus, 1758 (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthrophoridae)" (1996). An. Paper 249.
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