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Table 1 Categories of stingless bees mentioned by the 10 beekeepers from the communities of Ipiranga and Gurugi, state of Paraíba

From: Meliponiculture in Quilombola communities of Ipiranga and Gurugi, Paraíba state, Brazil: an ethnoecological approach

Categories Scientific names
Uruçu boca-de-renda or legitimate uruçu or uruçu Melipona scutellaris
Uruçu-boi Non-identified
Jandaíra or uruçu-mirim Melipona subnitida
Cupira Partamona littoralis
Abelha-mosquito Plebeia flavocincta
Moça-branca or jati Frieseomelitta francoi
Aripuá ou arapuá or abeia-preta Trigona spinipes
Mané-de-abreu Frieseomelitta dispar
Abelha-canudo do cano grosso Scaptotrigona sp.
Abelha-canudo do cano fino Scaptotrigona sp.
Tubiba Scaptotrigona aff. tubiba
Mumbuca Non-identified