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Claus Rasmussen

Description of a new species of Euglossa (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Euglossini) with notes on comparative biology

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  • Claus Rasmussen
  • Charlotte Skov, Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Here, we describe Euglossa rufipes Rasmussen & Skov sp. nov. from remnants of Andean rainforest in western Peru and Ecuador. The species closely resembles E. asarophora Moure & Sakagami, but males can be distinguished by the red color of the hind tibia and by genital characters. We summarize the known biological information for both species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-67
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2006

    Research areas

  • Chemical baits, Cryptic species, Orchid bees, Pollination

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