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Larval anatomy of the bee Tetragonula sapiens (Cockerell) (Meliponini) ; Further on the larva of Melipona fallax Camargo and Pedro, with a preliminary characterization of mature larval Meliponini ; and Analysis of multipronged spicules (Apoidea, Apidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3939)

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dc.contributor.author Rozen, Jerome G., Jr. (Jerome George), 1928-
dc.contributor.author Smith, Corey Shepard.
dc.contributor.author Archbold Expedition to New Guinea (7th : 1964)
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-30T14:57:24Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-30T14:57:24Z
dc.date.issued 2019-09-27
dc.identifier.uri http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/handle/2246/6963
dc.description 13 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm. Specimens of Tetragonula sapiens collected by Hobart M. van Deusen on 12 May 1964 during the seventh Archbold Expedition to New Guinea. en_US
dc.description.abstract The small (length less than 6 mm) postdefecating larva of Tetragonula (Tetragonula) sapiens (Cockerell) from the Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea is described and illustrated, the first representation of the immature stage for any member of this genus of stingless bees. A reexamination of the recently described larva of Melipona fallax Camargo and Pedro using a new technique reveals valuable insights regarding its integumental microstructures. On the basis of these findings and previously published accounts of larval representatives of five other genera (Melipona, Nogueirapis, Partamona, Plebeia, and Trigonisca), a preliminary description of the mature larva of the tribe Meliponini is presented. Multipronged spicules, recently discovered in meliponines, are investigated. 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.3939.
dc.subject Tetragonula sapiens. en_US
dc.subject Melipona fallax. en_US
dc.subject Larvae. en_US
dc.subject Larvae -- Anatomy. en_US
dc.subject Stingless bees -- Larvae. en_US
dc.subject Spicule (Anatomy) en_US
dc.subject Bees -- Larvae. en_US
dc.subject Morobe Province (Papua New Guinea) en_US
dc.subject Huon Peninsula (Papua New Guinea) en_US
dc.subject Papua New Guinea. en_US
dc.title Larval anatomy of the bee Tetragonula sapiens (Cockerell) (Meliponini) ; Further on the larva of Melipona fallax Camargo and Pedro, with a preliminary characterization of mature larval Meliponini ; and Analysis of multipronged spicules (Apoidea, Apidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3939) en_US
dc.title.alternative Observations on meliponine larvae. en_US
dc.title.alternative Further on the larva of Melipona fallax Camargo and Pedro, with a preliminary characterization of mature larval Meliponini. en_US
dc.title.alternative Analysis of multipronged spicules (Apoidea, Apidae). 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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