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Immatures of rophitine bees, with notes on their nesting biology (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Halictidae) ; American Museum novitates, no. 3609

Show simple item record Rozen, Jerome G., Jr. (Jerome George), 1928- en_US Özbek, Hikmet. en_US 2008-04-11T16:11:07Z 2008-04-11T16:11:07Z 2008 en_US
dc.description 35 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study is a taxonomic overview of the known mature larvae and pupae of the Rophitinae (Halictidae). We either describe and illustrate the mature or nearly mature larvae of the following taxa or provide references to their earlier descriptions: Dufourea holocyanea (Cockerell), D. australis australis Michener, D. mulleri (Cockerell), D. novaeangliae (Robertson), Sphecodosoma (Sphecodosoma) dicksoni (Timberlake), Protodufourea eickworti Bohart and Griswold, Xeralictus timberlakei Cockerell, Systropha planidens Giraud, Rophites (Rhophitoides) canus Eversmann, R. (Rophites) algirus trispinosus Pérez, Conanthalictus (C.) conanthi (Cockerell), and C. (Phaceliapis) bakeri Crawford. We present a key to known mature rophitine larvae. We also describe pupae of the following taxa for the first time and compare them with the pupa of S. dicksoni: D. holocyanea, D. australis australis, and R. canus. The phylogenetic relations of the treated taxa are discussed in light of larval characters, and we discuss the pupal characteristics of the entire family. We offer notes on the nesting biology of various taxa whose immatures were treated and synthesize this information with previous accounts from the literature.
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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. 3609 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3609 2008 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rophitinae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rophitinae -- Larvae. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rophitinae -- Nests. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Larvae. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Nests. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Larvae. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Nests. en_US
dc.title Immatures of rophitine bees, with notes on their nesting biology (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Halictidae) ; American Museum novitates, no. 3609 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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