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The solitary bee Calliopsis zebrata : biological and distributional notes and descriptions of its larva (Hymenoptera, Andrenidae, Panurginae). American Museum novitates, no. 3632.

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dc.contributor.author Rozen, Jerome G., Jr. (Jerome George), 1928-
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-16T14:27:15Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-16T14:27:15Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.issn 0003-0082
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5941
dc.description 12 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 11-12). en
dc.description.abstract Calliopsis (Macronomadopsis) zebrata zebrata Cresson, collected from Astragalus gracilis Nutt., is reported from central Oklahoma, the most eastern locality for those Calliopsis with yellow-banded metasomas (i.e., Nomadopsis, s.l.). A long series of males and females of C. z. bobbae Rozen, associated with Astragalus humistratus A. Gray from Flagstaff, Arizona, permits an expanded description of that subspecies, comparing it with C. z. zebrata. Presented information on its nesting biology and mating behavior shows that these features are similar to those of the other species of Macronomadopsis whose biology is known. Mature larvae of both subspecies are described for the first time and compared with each other. This shows that they are essentially identical and differ little from those of other Macronomadopsis and even Nomadopsis s.l. The first SEM pictures of any panurgine larva reveal unexpected details of integumental sculpturing. Earlier studies of adults of this species demonstrated extensive geographic variability, as do adults from Oklahoma. Additional collections of this species throughout its range are needed to analyze population boundaries. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3632. en
dc.subject Calliopsis zebrata. en
dc.subject Bees. en
dc.subject Oklahoma. en
dc.subject Arizona. en
dc.title The solitary bee Calliopsis zebrata : biological and distributional notes and descriptions of its larva (Hymenoptera, Andrenidae, Panurginae). American Museum novitates, no. 3632. en


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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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