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Bee

The following table lists the species in this taxon assessed under the Singapore Red List, which is intended to be published in the third edition of the Singapore Red Data Book in future.

You may find information regarding the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), RDB2 and RDB3 conservation statuses. The IUCN conservation status is assessed globally while the RDB2 and RDB3 conservation statuses are assessed locally.

The information below is accurate as at the time of the listing on-line for the taxon.

Checklist of bees from Singapore

S/N Family Subfamily Species Common Name Origin Global IUCN Status RDB 2 Status RDB 3 Status
1 Colletidae Hylaeinae Hylaeus (Gephryrohylaeus) sandacanensis Sandakan Masked Bee Native Not Listed Not listed DD
2 Colletidae Hylaeinae Hylaeus (Indialeus) sp. 1 cf. strenuus (Cameron) - Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
3 Colletidae Hylaeinae Hylaeus (Indialeus) sp 2 - Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
4 Colletidae Hylaeinae Hylaeus (Nesoprosopis) penangensis Penang Masked Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
5 Colletidae Hylaeinae Hylaeus (Nesoprosopis) sp. 1 cf. transversalis Cockerell - Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
6 Colletidae Hylaeinae Hylaeus (Nesoprosopis) sp. 2 - Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
7 Colletidae Hylaeinae Hylaeus (Nesoprosopis) sp. 3 - Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
8 Colletidae Hylaeinae Hylaeus (Nesoprosopis) sp. 4 - Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
9 Colletidae Hylaeinae Hylaeus (new subgenus nr. Prosopisteron) sp. 1 aff. jacobsoni (Friese) Singapore Blue Masked Bee Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
10 Halictidae Nomiinae Lipotriches (Austronomia) goniognatha Angle-jawed Austral-Nomia Native Not Listed Not listed DD
11 Halictidae Nomiinae Lipotriches (Austronomia) takauensis Takau Austral-Nomia Native Not Listed Not listed VU
12 Halictidae Nomiinae Lipotriches (Rhopalomelissa) ceratina Red-waisted Grass-Nomia Native Not Listed Not listed LC
13 Halictidae Nomiinae Lipotriches (Rhopalomelissa) minutula Minute Grass-Nomia Native Not Listed Not listed DD
14 Halictidae Nomiinae Nomia (Acunomia) iridescens Iridescent Nomia Native Not Listed Not listed LC
15 Halictidae Nomiinae Nomia (Acunomia) lusoria Mangrove Nomia Native Not Listed Not listed VU
16 Halictidae Nomiinae Nomia (Acunomia) sp. 1 aff. lusoria Cockerell - Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
17 Halictidae Nomiinae Nomia (Acunomia) strigata Striped Nomia Native Not Listed Not listed LC
18 Halictidae Nomiinae Nomia (Gnathonomia) thoracica Felt-topped Nomia Native Not Listed Not listed LC
19 Halictidae Nomiinae Nomia (Hoplonomia) incerta Black-waisted Pronged-Nomia Native Not Listed Not listed LC
20 Halictidae Nomiinae Nomia (Maculonomia) apicalis Black-tipped Forest-Nomia Native Not Listed Not listed CR
21 Halictidae Nomiinae Nomia (Maculonomia) elegans Elegant Forest-Nomia Native Not Listed Not listed NEx
22 Halictidae Nomiinae Nomia (Maculonomia) fuscipennis Dusky-winged Forest-Nomia Native Not Listed Not listed NT
23 Halictidae Nomiinae Nomia (Maculonomia) sp. 1 aff. apicalis Smith Spine-thighed Forest-Nomia Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
24 Halictidae Nomiinae Pseudapis (Pseudapis) siamensis Siamese Epaulette-Nomia Native Not Listed Not listed LC
25 Halictidae Halictinae Ceylalictus (Ceylalictus) communis Common Ceylalictus Native Not Listed Not listed DD
26 Halictidae Halictinae Ceylalictus (Ceylalictus) malayensis Malay Ceylalictus Native Not Listed Not listed DD
27 Halictidae Halictinae Eupetersia (Nesoeupetersia) malayensis Malay Smooth-Blood Bee Native Not Listed Not listed DD
28 Halictidae Halictinae Eupetersia (Nesoeupetersia) yanegai Yanega's Smooth-Blood Bee Native Not Listed Not listed DD
29 Halictidae Halictinae Lasioglossum (Ctenonomia) albescens White Combed-Sweat Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
30 Halictidae Halictinae Lasioglossum (Ctenonomia) deliense Orange-legged Combed-Sweat Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
31 Halictidae Halictinae Lasioglossum (Ctenonomia) halictoides Beach Combed-Sweat Bee Native Not Listed Not listed NT
32 Halictidae Halictinae Lasioglossum (Ctenonomia) semirussatum Singapore Combed-Sweat Bee Native Not Listed Not listed CR
33 Halictidae Halictinae Lasioglossum (Ctenonomia) vagans Wandering Combed-Sweat Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
34 Halictidae Halictinae Lasioglossum (Ctenonomia) sp. 1 [vagans species group] Tan-haired Combed-Sweat Bee Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
35 Halictidae Halictinae Lasioglossum (Ctenonomia) sp. 2 - Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
36 Halictidae Halictinae Lasioglossum (Ctenonomia) sp. 3 [vagans species group] - Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
37 Halictidae Halictinae Lasioglossum (Homalictus) adonidiae Palm Plume-vented Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
38 Halictidae Halictinae Lasioglossum (Homalictus) latitarse Broad-footed Plume-vented Bee Native Not Listed Not listed DD
39 Halictidae Halictinae Lasioglossum (Homalictus) singapurellum Singapore Plume-vented Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
40 Halictidae Halictinae Patellapis (Pachyhalictus) intricata Vachal’s Reticulate-Furrow Bee Native Not Listed Not listed CR
41 Halictidae Halictinae Patellapis (Pachyhalictus) murbanus Sunda Reticulate-Furrow Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
42 Halictidae Halictinae Sphecodes duplex Singapore Blood Bee Native Not Listed Not listed DD
43 Halictidae Halictinae Sphecodes sp. 2 - Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
44 Halictidae Halictinae Sphecodes sp. 3 cf. redivivus Blüthgen - Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
45 Halictidae Halictinae Sphecodes sp. 4 - Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
46 Halictidae Halictinae Sphecodes sp. 5 cf. javanicus Friese - Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
47 Halictidae Halictinae Sphecodes sp. 6 - Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
48 Megachilidae Lithurginae Lithurgus sp. 1 Lesser Woodborer Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
49 Megachilidae Lithurginae Lithurgus sp. 2 cf. collaris Greater Woodborer Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
50 Megachilidae Megachilinae Anthidiellum (Pycanthidiellum) smithii smithii Smith's Rotund-Resin Bee Native Not Listed Not listed VU
51 Megachilidae Megachilinae Euaspis polynesia Asian Chilli-tail Native Not Listed Not listed LC
52 Megachilidae Megachilinae Euaspis n. sp. 1 - Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
53 Megachilidae Megachilinae Heriades (Michenerella) othonis Indomalayan Armoured-Resin Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
54 Megachilidae Megachilinae Coelioxys (Allocoelioxys) angulatus Angulate Sharptail Native Not Listed Not listed DD
55 Megachilidae Megachilinae Coelioxys (Allocoelioxys) sp. 2 - Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
56 Megachilidae Megachilinae Coelioxys (Allocoelioxys) sp. 3 - Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
57 Megachilidae Megachilinae Coelioxys (Callosarissa) confusus Confusing Sharptail Native Not Listed Not listed LC
58 Megachilidae Megachilinae Coelioxys (Torridapis) n. sp. - Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
59 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Aethomegachile) borneana Bornean Leafcutter Native Not Listed Not listed DD
60 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Aethomegachile) conjuncta Dimorphic Leafcutter Native Not Listed Not listed LC
61 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Aethomegachile) laticeps Broad-headed Leafcutter Native Not Listed Not listed LC
62 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Aethomegachile) ramera Singapore Leafcutter Native Not Listed Not listed VU
63 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Aethomegachile) sp. 1 nr. borneana Cameron Bright-legged Leafcutter Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
64 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Aethomegachile) sp. 2 [fusciventris species group] White-gloved Leafcutter Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
65 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Paracella) tricincta Golden-bellied Leafcutter Native Not Listed Not listed LC
66 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Callomegachile) disjuncta Disjunct Resin Bee Origin Uncertain Not Listed Not listed Not Applicable
67 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Callomegachile) fulvipennis Orange-winged Resin Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
68 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Callomegachile) indonesica Indonesian Resin Bee Native Not Listed Not listed VU
69 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Callomegachile) umbripennis Shadow-winged Resin Bee Origin Uncertain Not Listed Not listed Not Applicable
70 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Callomegachile) sp. 1 [biroi species group] Yellow-bellied Resin Bee Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
71 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Callomegachile s.l.) ornata Ornate Resin Bee Native Not Listed Not listed VU
72 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Callomegachile s.l.) tuberculata Tuberculate Resin Bee Native Not Listed Not listed NT
73 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Carinula) stulta Fiery Resin Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
74 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Carinula) butteli - Native Not Listed Not listed DD
75 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Chelostomoda) moera Orange-thighed Leafcutter Native Not Listed Not listed DD
76 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Creightonella) atrata Orange-winged Leafcutter Native Not Listed Not listed LC
77 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Eutricharaea) subrixator Orange-bellied Leafcutter Native Not Listed Not listed LC
78 Megachilidae Megachilinae Megachile (Eutricharaea) sp. 1 White-dusted Leafcutter Native Not Listed Not listed Not Evaluated
79 Apidae Xylocopinae Xylocopa (Biluna) iridipennis Purple-winged Bamboo-Carpenter Native Not Listed DD DD
80 Apidae Xylocopinae Xylocopa (Cyaneoderes) caerulea Cerulean Carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed LC
81 Apidae Xylocopinae Xylocopa (Cyaneoderes) insularis Blue-sided Carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed DD
82 Apidae Xylocopinae Xylocopa (Maiella) aestuans White-cheeked Carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed LC
83 Apidae Xylocopinae Xylocopa (Maiella) flavonigrescens Yellow-and-Black Carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed LC
84 Apidae Xylocopinae Xylocopa (Nyctomelitta) myops Sunda Night-Carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed DD
85 Apidae Xylocopinae Xylocopa (Platynopoda) latipes Broad-handed Carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed LC
86 Apidae Xylocopinae Xylocopa (Zonohirsuta) dejeanii penangensis Collared Carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed EN
87 Apidae Xylocopinae Ceratina (Catoceratina) perforatrix pyramidalis Plume-vented Small Carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed LC
88 Apidae Xylocopinae Ceratina (Ceratinidia) accusator Short-nosed Small Carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed LC
89 Apidae Xylocopinae Ceratina (Ceratinidia) cognata Black-topped Small Carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed DD
90 Apidae Xylocopinae Ceratina (Ceratinidia) collusor Companion Small Carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed LC
91 Apidae Xylocopinae Ceratina (Ceratinidia) lieftincki Lieftinck's Small Carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed LC
92 Apidae Xylocopinae Ceratina (Ceratinidia) nigrolateralis incerta Black-sided Small Carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed LC
93 Apidae Xylocopinae Ceratina (Lioceratina) ridleyi Ridley’s Small Carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed VU
94 Apidae Xylocopinae Ceratina (Neoceratina) dentipes Tooth-legged Small Carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed LC
95 Apidae Xylocopinae Ceratina (Pithitis) smaragdula Emerald Small Carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed LC
96 Apidae Xylocopinae Ceratina (Pithitis) unimaculata palmerii One-spotted Small Carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed LC
97 Apidae Xylocopinae Ceratina (Xanthoceratina) fuliginosa Dusky-winged Small carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed VU
98 Apidae Xylocopinae Ceratina (Xanthoceratina) metaria Bounded Small Carpenter Native Not Listed Not listed DD
99 Apidae Xylocopinae Braunsapis breviceps Short-headed Reed-Cuckoo Native Not Listed Not listed DD
100 Apidae Xylocopinae Braunsapis clarihirta Clear-haired Reed Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
101 Apidae Xylocopinae Braunsapis cupulifera Cup-legged Reed Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
102 Apidae Xylocopinae Braunsapis hewitti Hewitt's Reed Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
103 Apidae Xylocopinae Braunsapis philippinensis Philippine Reed Bee Native Not Listed Not listed DD
104 Apidae Xylocopinae Braunsapis puangensis Puang Reed Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
105 Apidae Nomadinae Nomada malayana Malay Nomad Native Not Listed Not listed VU
106 Apidae Nomadinae Nomada penangensis Penang Nomad Native Not Listed Not listed CR
107 Apidae Nomadinae Nomada polyodonta Many-toothed Nomad Native Not Listed Not listed DD
108 Apidae Nomadinae Nomada sandacana Sandakan Nomad Native Not Listed Not listed CR
109 Apidae Apinae Amegilla (Glossamegilla) insularis Island Forest-Digger Native Not Listed Not listed VU
110 Apidae Apinae Amegilla (Zonamegilla) andrewsi Sunda Blue-banded Digger Native Not Listed Not listed LC
111 Apidae Apinae Amegilla (Zonamegilla) korotonensis Koroton Blue-banded Digger Native Not Listed Not listed LC
112 Apidae Apinae Thyreus abdominalis rostratus Band-tailed Cloak-and-Dagger Bee Native Not Listed Not listed EN
113 Apidae Apinae Thyreus lilacinus Black-notched Cloak-and-Dagger Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
114 Apidae Apinae Thyreus himalayensis Himalayan Cloak-and-Dagger Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
115 Apidae Apinae Thyreus novaehollandiae signatus Indomalayan Cloak-and-Dagger Bee Native Not Listed Not listed NEx
116 Apidae Apinae Apis (Apis) cerana javana Asian Honey Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
117 Apidae Apinae Apis (Megapis) dorsata dorsata Giant Honey Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
118 Apidae Apinae Apis (Micrapis) andreniformis Black Dwarf Honey Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
119 Apidae Apinae Apis (Micrapis) florea Red Dwarf Honey Bee Origin Uncertain Not Listed Not listed Not Applicable
120 Apidae Apinae Geniotrigona thoracica Long-chinned Stingless Bee Native Not Listed Not listed CR
121 Apidae Apinae Heterotrigona (Heterotrigona) itama Notch-toothed Stingless Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
122 Apidae Apinae Heterotrigona (Sundatrigona) moorei Moore's Stingless Bee Native Not Listed Not listed NEx
123 Apidae Apinae Homotrigona (Homotrigona) fimbriata Bristle-faced Stingless Bee Native Not Listed Not listed NEx
124 Apidae Apinae Homotrigona (Lophotrigona) canifrons Woolly Stingless Bee Native Not Listed Not listed NEx
125 Apidae Apinae Homotrigona (Tetrigona) apicalis Milky-tipped Stingless Bee Native Not Listed Not listed NT
126 Apidae Apinae Lepidotrigona latipes Broad-legged Stingless Bee Origin Uncertain Not Listed Not listed Not Applicable
127 Apidae Apinae Lepidotrigona terminata Gold-margined Stingless Bee Native Not Listed Not listed VU
128 Apidae Apinae Tetragonula (Tetragonilla) atripes Orange-and-black Stingless Bee Native Not Listed Not listed NEx
129 Apidae Apinae Tetragonula (Tetragonula) fuscobalteata Belted Stingless Bee Native Not Listed Not listed DD
130 Apidae Apinae Tetragonula (Tetragonula) geissleri Geissler's Stingless Bee Native Not Listed Not listed NT
131 Apidae Apinae Tetragonula (Tetragonula) valdezi Valdez’s Stingless Bee Native Not Listed Not listed LC
132 Apidae Apinae Tetragonula (Tetragonula) pagdeni Pagden's Stingless Bee Origin Uncertain Not Listed Not listed Not Applicable
133 Apidae Apinae Tetragonula (Tetragonula) laeviceps Smooth-headed Stingless Bee Native Not Listed Not listed NT

 

The list of the Categories used in 3rd edition of the Red List is:

 

Category

Abbreviation

Criteria

Not Threatened

Least Concern

LC

Not approaching the above criteria

Near-Threatened

NT

Approaching but not yet reaching the threshold for the above criteria

Threatened

Vulnerable

VU

There are fewer than 1,000 mature individuals but more than 250 and there may or may not be any other evidence of decline, small range size of fragmentation.

Endangered

EN

There are fewer than 250 mature individuals and no other evidence of decline or fragmentation.

Critically Endangered

CR

There are fewer than 50 mature individuals, OR if more than 50 mature individuals but less than 250, with some evidence of decline or fragmentation.

Extirpation

&

Extinction

Presumed Nationally Extinct

NEx

The species is extinct (extirpated) within Singapore but it still survives outside Singapore.

Globally Extinct

EX

The species is extinct all over the world, both in the wild and in cultivation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Categories

Data Deficient

DD

Inadequate information to make an informed assessment

Not Applicable

NA

Species that are not eligible for assessment at the national level (mainly introduced taxa and vagrants)

Not Evaluated

 

NE

Species that are possibly eligible for assessment but have not yet been evaluated against the criteria

Not Listed

NL

Species not listed in the records (in the IUCN Global Red List database, or the first edition Singapore Red Data Book - RDB 1 and second edition Singapore Red Data Book - RDB 2) for whatever reason


Last updated on 24 September 2021

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