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For a discussion of the use of higher taxa (such as subgenera) to map diversity, see the WORLDMAP pages.

Data sources: honey bees - Ruttner (1988), Michener (1990), Hadisoesilo & Otis (1996); stingless bees - Michener (1990), Michener et al. (1994); with thanks to Michael Engel and Charles Michener for checking maps for honey bee species and stingless bee subgenera respectively.