First description of male of Megachile (Pseudocentron) gomphrenoides Vachal and redescription of female (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae)

Authors
Durante, Silvana P.; Torretta, Juan Pablo
Publication Year
2010
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Megachile is one of the largest genus of the family Megachilidae widely distributed in temperate and tropical areas of the world. Megachile (Pseudocentron) gomphrenoides was described by Vachal (1908) based on three female collected in Buenos Aires. Recently in a work about nest building of bees, we obtained females and males of this species in trap-nest. In this paper, the original description of the female is enlarged and the first description of the male is provided. Additionally, floral host and new record geographical are presented.
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 Agronomía. Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambiente. Cátedra de Botánica Agrícola; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Subject
Megachilini
Leafcutter bees
Argentina
Trap-nests
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:11336/16149