n African Entomology - Taxonomic description of allodapine bees from the Zanzibar archipelago, genus (Hymenoptera : Apidae)

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



Recent molecular phylogenetic work on allodapine bees (Apidae, Xylocopinae), reported elsewhere, has shown that the tropical African genus is the most basal genus in the tribe Allodapini, and studies on this genus are likely to provide important insights into social evolution in the xylocopine bees. A new species, from Pemba Island, Tanzania, and the previously unrecorded male of are described. Genetic divergence data, from one nuclear and two mitochondrial gene fragments, for and are compared with intra-generic pairwise distances of other allodapine taxa.

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