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Euglossa williamsi, a new species of orchid bee from the Amazon Basin of Ecuador and Peru, with notes on its taxonomic association and biogeography (Hymenoptera, Apidae)

Author(s): Ismael Hinojosa-Díaz | Michael Engel

Journal: ZooKeys
ISSN 1313-2989

Volume: 159;
Start page: 49;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Apoidea | Anthophila | Apidae | Apinae | Euglossini | Euglossa | taxonomy | orchid bees

Euglossawilliamsi sp. n. is here described from the lowland Amazonianregion in Ecuador and Peru, and as part of a small species assemblage within Euglossa consisting of E. dodsoni Moure and E. obtusa Dressler. An identification key to the males of the group is provided plus detailed figures of the new species and representative illustrations for the others. A brief discussion of the taxonomic and biogeographical implications of the new species is provided. New records in Honduras and Nicaragua are provided for the related E. dodsoni.
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