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Biology and immature stages of the bee genus Meganomia (Hymenoptera, Melittidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2630

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dc.contributor.author Rozen, Jerome G., Jr. (Jerome George), 1928- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:19:07Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:19:07Z
dc.date.issued 1977 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5412
dc.description 14 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 14). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The hibernating, postdefecating larva and pupa of Meganomia binghami (Cockerell) are described and compared with similar stages of other melittid bees. Biological information on this species and on an undescribed species of Meganomia includes the following information: nest ecology, nest configuration and structure, provisioning, development, number of generations a year, mating, sound production and daily activity of adults. The placement of the genus in the Melittidae cannot be evaluated on the basis of larvae because the numerous similarities shared by Meganomia, Melitta, and Macropis are symplesiomorphic. However, there are no larval characteristics that would exclude Meganomia from the family. Cladistic analysis of features of the mature larva indicates that Meganomia is a sister group to all other melittids whose immaturites are known"--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. 2630 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2630, 1977 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Meganomia -- Behavior. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Meganomia -- Larvae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Meganomia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pupae. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Melittidae -- Larvae. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Melittidae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Behavior -- Africa, Southern. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Larvae -- Africa, Southern. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Africa, Southern en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Behavior -- Africa, Southern. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Larvae -- Africa, Southern. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Africa, Southern en_US
dc.title Biology and immature stages of the bee genus Meganomia (Hymenoptera, Melittidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2630 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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