A key to the African genera of the Apidae

George Arnold, National Museum of Southern Rhodesia


The present paper is the outcome of an attempt to sort into their respective genera the undetermined Apidae in the collections of the National Museum. The literature dealing with the Ethiopian Apidae is voluminous and very scattered, but in no part of it can a comprehensive key to the genera be found. I have endeavoured to rectify this omission in the hope that such a key may be of use to others, especially to students and entomologists in other museums.