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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
JournalZootaxa
Issue1210
Pages (from-to)53-67
Number of pages15
ISSN1175-5326
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2006

    Research areas

  • Chemical baits, Cryptic species, Orchid bees, Pollination

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