Allodapula is a group comprising the Small Carpenter Bees. They collect pollen using the hairs (scopa) on the legs.
They're tiny bees that search for plants with hollow stalks, in which they lay a cluster of eggs. The larvae communally feed, developing from within the nest which is progressively tended to by the female(s).
These bees are indigenous to Africa, pollinating a large selection of flowering plants. Some species have been known to nest within the dry wood of termite mounds, situated in cool and undisturbed areas.
These bees thrive in a variety of habitat types, such as grasslands, forests, wetlands, marshlands, open habitats, protected areas, farmlands, quarries, woodlands and plantations.