The cuckoo bee genus Kelita : its systematics, biology, and larvae. American Museum novitates ; no. 2631

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dc.contributor.author Ehrenfeld, Joan G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Rozen, Jerome George, 1928- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:12:11Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:12:11Z
dc.date.issued 1977 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2027
dc.description 24 p. : ill., map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 23-24). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Three new species (toroi, penai, and tuberculata) are added to the Chilean cuckoo bee genus Kelita heretofore thought to be monotypic (type species: chilensis Friese). Presented are descriptions of adults of all taxa, comparative illustrations of the male genitalia and other taxonomic features, a key to species, and a distribution map of the species. The anatomical parts of the complicated male genitalia are homologized. An attempt to analyze the phylogenetic relationships of Kelita to other Nomadini indicates that it is most closely related to Paranomada, Triopasites, Melanomada, Brachynomada, and Hesperonomada. Kelita tuberculata and chilensis are reported to be parasitic on small panurgines. Details of adult and larval activity and larval development indicate that the biology of Kelita is not substantially different from that of other Nomadini. Taxonomic descriptions of the first and last larval instars of tuberculata reveal that these stages are similar in most respects to those of other Nomadinae although the mature larva, unlike the larvae of most members of the subfamily, bears paired dorsal body tubercles"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2631 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Kelita en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Kelita -- Behavior. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Kelita -- Larvae. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Chile en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Behavior -- Chile. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Larvae -- Chile. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Parasitic insects -- Chile en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Parasitic insects -- Behavior -- Chile. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Parasitic insects -- Larvae -- Chile. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Chile en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Behavior -- Chile. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Larvae -- Chile. en_US
dc.title The cuckoo bee genus Kelita : its systematics, biology, and larvae. American Museum novitates ; no. 2631 en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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