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On egg eclosion and larval development in euglossine bees. (American Museum novitates, no. 3910)

Show simple item record Rozen, Jerome G., Jr. (Jerome George), 1928- 2018-10-18T22:41:06Z 2018-10-18T22:41:06Z 2018-10-18
dc.description 15 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study explores egg eclosion and larval biology of orchid bees (Apidae: Euglossini) in light of existing knowledge from studies dealing with a group of tribes within the Apidae referred to as corbiculate bees. It reports that Eulaema (Apeulaema) polychroma (Mocsáry) has five larval instars, and its first instar exists only briefly in that with the help of a band of spicules along both of its sides its exoskeleton is shed with the remnants of the chorion. Mature larvae of euglossines exhibit two anatomical features that are not characteristic of other corbiculates, namely the elongate, tapering area of the prothorax immediately behind the head and the small size of the cranium. These features are suggested to be accommodations allowing the development of the extremely long labiomaxillary region of the pupa, which in turn accounts for the lengthy mouthparts of the adult. Descriptions of the egg and mature larva of Euglossa (Euglossa) hemichlora Cockerell are appended as well as referenced in the text. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates;no.3910.
dc.subject Eulaema polychroma. en_US
dc.subject Euglossa hemichlora. en_US
dc.subject Euglossini. en_US
dc.subject Bees. en_US
dc.subject Eggs. en_US
dc.subject Larvae. en_US
dc.subject Developmental biology. en_US
dc.title On egg eclosion and larval development in euglossine bees. (American Museum novitates, no. 3910) en_US
dc.title.alternative Euglossine bee egg eclosion and larval development. 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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