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A New Parasitic Bee of the Genus Braunsapis from India (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Allodapini)

Charles D. Michener, Renee M. Borges, Merry Zacharias and Megha Shenoy
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
Vol. 76, No. 3 (Jul., 2003), pp. 518-522
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25086139
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A New Parasitic Bee of the Genus Braunsapis from India (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Allodapini)
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Abstract

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).

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