oa African Entomology - Complementary descriptions and new synonyms of some Afrotropical Anthophoridae (Hymenoptera)

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



Several poorly known Afrotropical Anthophoridae are considered. Tetrahmidltt ptdverosa Friese is synonymized with Thtraloniella sjoestedti Friese, Xylocopa obscuritarsis Friese is synonymized with Xylocopa lugubris Gerstaecker, and both Xylocopa carinata var. fulvopilosa Friese and Xylocopa tarsata var. namutonensis Strand are synonymized with Xylocopa hottentotta Smith. Males of Anthophora glaucopis Friese and Xylocopa pilosa Friese are redescriptionbed while the male of Nomada whiteheadi Eardley & Schwarz is descriptionbed for the first time.

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