The genus amegilla (Hymenoptera, apidae, anthophorini) in Australia: A revision of the subgenus asaropoda

Remko Leijs, James Dorey, Katja Hogendoorn

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Abstract

The species in the subgenus Amegilla (Asaropoda) are revised. Species delineation was decided based on diagnostic morphological characters as well as an incomplete phylogeny based on mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase 1 sequence data. Strong support was obtained for separating the Australian species of Amegilla into the three subgenera previously proposed on the basis of morphology. The subgenus Asaropoda was found to comprise 21 species, including ten new species: A. albiclypeata Leijs, sp. nov., A. aurantia Leijs, sp. nov., A. batleyi Leijs, sp. nov., A. crenata Leijs, sp. nov., A. griseocincta Leijs, sp. nov., A. incognita Leijs, sp. nov., A. nitidiventris Leijs, sp. nov., A. scoparia Leijs, sp. nov., A. xylocopoides Leijs, sp. nov., and A. youngi Leijs, sp. nov. The subspecies A. preissi frogatti is raised to species level, and 16 new synonymies are proposed. Keys to the species of both sexes and descriptions or redescriptions are provided. Distribution maps, data on flower visitation and phenology are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-122
Number of pages78
JournalZooKeys
Volume908
Issue number(2020)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Feb 2020

Keywords

  • MtDNA phylogeny
  • New species
  • Taxonomic revision
  • Teddy bear bee

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