New Distributional Record of Anthidiine Bee (Apoidea: Megachilidae) from Ladakh, India and a Checklist of the Family Megachilidae Latreille, 1802 (Hymenoptera: Insecta) of India
Keywords:Checklist, Megachilidae, India, Distribution, Bees
The checklist of the Bee family Megachilidae, from India, is presented. Megachilidae is one of the hyper-diverse bee family that includes leafcutter, resin and mason bees. In India, it is the largest bee family with a total of 179 species under 23 genera & 36 subgenera under 2 subfamilies in 3 tribes. This checklist is compiled based on the previously published literature and new survey cum collection data carried out from 2020 to 2022. Here, one species has been recorded as new to Ladakh namely Anthidium florentinum (Fabricius, 1775) from Zanskar, Ladakh.