n African Entomology - Biogeography, floral choices and redescription of Promelitta alboclypeata (Friese 1900) (Hymenoptera : Apoidea : Melittidae) : short communications
|Article Title||Biogeography, floral choices and redescription of Promelitta alboclypeata (Friese 1900) (Hymenoptera : Apoidea : Melittidae) : short communications|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Author||D. Michez, G.R. Else and S.P.M. Roberts|
|Publication Date||Mar 2007|
|Pages||197 - 203|
Promelitta alboclypeata (Friese) is the only species included in the bee tribe Promelittini (Melittidae). Its taxonomic position is still dubious mainly because of the limited material available. On the basis of 381 new specimens and type material, we redescribe both sexes of Promelitta alboclypeata and designate the lectotype. Previously it was known only from Egypt. We present new biogeographical data from Morocco. In addition, taxonomy and new elements of ecology of P. alboclypeata are presented and discussed.
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