Descriptions of unknown sexes, new geographical records, and host associations for two South American species of Megachile (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)

Authors
Durante, Silvana P.; Torretta, Juan Pablo; Colombo, María Guadalupe
Publication Year
2014
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
The cosmopolitan genus Megachile include many species described on the basis of only one sex. Sexual dimorphism is very pronounced in these taxa and therefore sexes are often difficult to associate, thus making species identification nearly impossible. The females of M. (Chrysosarus) concava and M. (Pseudocentron) variplantis are described and illustrated. Additional geographical and host records are provided as well as comments on their diagnostic features and identification based on existing keys.
Fil: Durante, Silvana P.. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo. División Entomología; Argentina
Fil: Torretta, Juan Pablo. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Agronomia. Cátedra de Botanica General; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Colombo, María Guadalupe. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo. División Entomología; Argentina
Subject
MEGACHILINI
DESCRIPTION
NEOTROPICAL
Zoología, Ornitología, Entomología, Etología
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Restricted access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/16244