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A new Palearctic genus of melectine bees (Hymenoptera, Apidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 3392

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dc.contributor.author Rightmyer, Molly G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Engel, Michael S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:41:36Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:41:36Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2882
dc.description 22 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 21-22). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Thyreomelecta, new genus, is described for seven species of the cleptoparasitic bee tribe Melectini (Apinae). The genus is most similar to Thyreus but differs notably in the structure of the mesoscutellum and the length of the first metasomal segment. Thyreomelecta is distinguished from other melectines and is considered to include the following species: Thyreomelecta bidentata (Kirby), new combination (eastern Turkmenistan and western Afghanistan (likely also eastern Iran)); T. dimidiatipuncta (Spinola), new combination (southern Mediterranean from eastern Libya to eastern Iraq); T. kirghisia, new species (Kyrgyzstan); T. merviensis (Radoszkowsky), new combination (eastern Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan (new record)); T. paucimaculosa (Alfken), new combination (Tajikistan); T. propinquua (Lieftinck), new combination (North Korea west to Manchuria); and T. siberica (Radoszkowsky), new combination (southeastern Siberia). Thyreomelecta merviensis, previously known only from a single, headless male, is here recorded from a second, completely preserved male and the terminalia are figured. The little available information on the biology and immature stages of Thyreomelecta is briefly presented. A key to the Eastern Hemisphere genera of Melectini is provided as well as a preliminary key to the species of Thyreomelecta"--P. 2. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3392 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3392, 2003 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thyreomelecta en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Melectini en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees en_US
dc.title A new Palearctic genus of melectine bees (Hymenoptera, Apidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 3392 en_US
dc.title.alternative New genus of Melectini en_US
dc.type text en_US


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  • American Museum Novitates
    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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