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Taxonomy for Apis (Honey bees)
Class
Insecta (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insects) - Systematics
 2680 families, 140885 genera, 1879502 species
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Subclass
Pterygota (Lang, 1888) (Winged insects)
 2543 families, 136697 genera, 1874857 species
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Infraclass
Neoptera (Van Der Wulp, 1890) (Wing-folding insects)
 2226 families, 134478 genera, 1856979 species
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Superorder
Holometabola (Heider, 1889) (Holometabolous Insects)
 1216 families, 102024 genera, 1593949 species
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Order
Hymenoptera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Wasps) - Systematics
 198 families, 13904 genera, 255130 species
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Suborder
Apocrita (Gerstaecker, 1867) (True wasps)
 154 families, 12865 genera, 245517 species
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Infraorder
Aculeata (Latreille, 1802) (Stinging wasps)
 59 families, 4515 genera, 121481 species
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Superfamily
Apoidea (Latreille, 1802) (Solitary Bees)
 21 families, 1360 genera, 43151 species
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Group
Apiformes (Brothers, 1975) (Bees)
 7 families, 884 genera, 30094 species
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Family
Apidae (Latreille, 1802) (Stingless bees) - Systematics
 308 genera, 10341 species
Site
Tree
Subfamily
Apinae (Latreille, 1802) (Honey bees)
 195 genera, 7211 species
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Supertribe
Apiti (Latreille, 1802)
 36 genera, 2150 species
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Tribe
Apini (Latreille, 1802) (Honey bees)
 1 genus, 477 species
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Genus
Apis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Honey bees)
 477 species and subspecies in 391 Species and 8 Subgenera
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Subgenus
Apis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Honey bees)
 70 species
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Species70
Common namesHoney bees
German namesHonigbienen
Dutch namesHoningbijen
Swedish namesHonungsbin
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1758
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe (North Europe, South Europe, West Europe, Southeast Europe, Central Europe, East Europe, Malta), Asia (Far East, South Asia, West Asia, Central Asia, North Asia), Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia), Russia (Siberia)
Oceania
Australasia (Australia, New Guinea), Melanesia (Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Fiji), Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Pitcairn Islands), Micronesia (Guam, Northern Mariana Islands)
America
North America (Mexico, USA, Canada, Bermuda Islands), South America (Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, French Guiana, Peru, Paraguay, Argentina, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Chile, Uruguay), Central America (Guatemala, Belize, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras), Caribbean (Caribbean islands)
Africa
East Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Indian Ocean islands, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Rwanda, Eritrea), Central Africa (Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Gabon, Congo), North Africa (Tunisia, Macaronesia, Sudan, Morocco, Algeria, Libya), West Africa (Togo, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Mali, Senegal, Benin, Burkina Faso), Southern Africa (Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Republic South Africa)


Fossils:

Cenozoic
Neogene (Miocene), Quaternary (Holocene)


Ecozones:

Nearctic
Palaearctic
West Palaearctic


CountriesAfghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Micronesia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Species    Apis aquisextana (Nel & Al., 1996)
Species    Apis armbrusteri (L. Armbruster, 1938) (Armbrusterīs honey bee) - 4 subspecies
Species    Apis cerana (Fabricius, 1793) (Asian honey bee) - 8 subspecies
Species    Apis indica (Fabricius, 1798)
Species    Apis javana
Species    Apis johni (Skorikov, 1929)
Species    Apis koschevnikovi (Enderlein, 1906)
Species    Apis laboriosa (Smith, F., 1871)
Species    Apis meda (Skorikov, 1929)
Species    Apis melisuga (A. Handlirsch, 1907)
Species    Apis mellifera (Linnaeus, 1758) (Western honey bee) - 43 subspecies
Species    Apis nigrocincta (Smith, 1861)
Species    Apis nuluensis (Tingek, Koeniger & Koeniger, 1996)
Species    Apis remipes (Gerstaecker, 1862) - 1 subspecies
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderHymenoptera
Wasps, Bees, Ants, Sawflies, Ants and wasps
SuborderApocrita
True wasps, Bees, Ants, Narrow-waisted hymenopterans, Parasitic wasps, Wasps
InfraorderAculeata
Stinging wasps
SuperfamilyApoidea
Solitary Bees, Social Bees, Apoid Wasps, Bees, Sphecoid wasps
GroupApiformes
Bees
FamilyApidae
Stingless bees, Honey bees, Euglossines, Bumble bees, Cuckoo Bees, Carpenter Bees, Digger Bees, Long-tongued Bees
SubfamilyApinae
Honey bees, Stingless bees, Orchid bees, Bumble Bees, Long-horned Bees, Digger Bees
SupertribeApiti
TribeApini
Honey bees
GenusApis
Honey bees
SubgenusApis
Honey bees
AuthorLinnaeus, 1758

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