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A new parasitic bee of the genus Braunsapis from India (Hymenoptera : Apidae : Allodapini)

Michener, Charles D and Borges, Renee M and Zacharias, Merry and Shenoy, Megha (2003) A new parasitic bee of the genus Braunsapis from India (Hymenoptera : Apidae : Allodapini). In: Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 76 (3). pp. 518-522.

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A new species of allodapine bee (Apidae, Xylocopinae, Allodapini), Braunsapis bislensis, is described from southern India. To judge by its reduced mouthparts and scopa, it is a social parasite, perhaps in nests of B. puangensis (Cockerell).

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
Publisher: Allen Press Online Publishing
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Allen Press Online Publishing.
Keywords: Braunsapis;Allodapini;social parasite;India;Humboldtia domatia
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2011 08:28
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2013 05:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/39752

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