n African Entomology - A new species of the rare African wool-carder bee genus (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) from Namibia : short communication

Volume 21, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



The African bee genus Pasteels is a rare representative of the megachilid tribe Anthidiini that occurs in Namibia and the Western Cape Province, South Africa (Michener 2007). The genus was proposed by Pasteels (1984) based upon a female with long, abundant hairs and without the common yellow maculations found on the body of most anthidiine bees ( Pasteels; Figs 1-4).

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