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Sachembijen
Latreille, 1803
Apidae
Apinae
Anthophora
080
8
7
March till September
7 species (88%)




Anthophora plumipes
foto: Nigel Jones

description:
Sachembijen have a little bumblebee-like appearance: they are thick and have a hairy fur and a long tongue.

They can be recognized by the extended middle legs (except the Andoornbee). These are remarkably thin and provide little support when standing, they are too long. These middle legs have long black hairs.

This bee got their Dutchname from biologist dr. Jac.P. Thijsse (1865-1945) who referred to their tassels, they appear on the fringe at the trousers of an Indian chief of the tribe Sachem.

These bees brood in colonies on steep river walls, embankments or walls.
Seven species of Anthophora are on the Dutch Red List (RL), only four of them are regular seen since 1950.
*=no data
dutch version Dutch name Scientific name Rareness Number
RL Mooie sachembij Anthophora aestivalis extinct 080001
RL Kleine sachembij Anthophora bimaculata extinct 080002
RL Noordelijke sachembij* Anthophora borealis extinct 080003
RL Andoornbij Anthophora furcata rare 080004
RL Schoorsteensachembij Anthophora plagiata rare 080005
  Gewone sachembij Anthophora plumipes not common 080006
RL Kattenkruidbij Anthophora quadrimaculata rare 080007
RL Zwarte sachembij Anthophora retusa rare 080008

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