Revision of the cleptoparasitic bee genus Austrostelis Michener and Griswold (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Megachilinae)

Published on Jan 10, 2018in Journal of Natural History0.84
· DOI :10.1080/00222933.2017.1406167
Daniele R. Parizotto (UFRPE: Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco), Danúncia Urban4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná),
Gabriel A. R. Melo18
Estimated H-index: 18
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná)
ABSTRACTA taxonomic revision for the species of Austrostelis Michener and Griswold is provided. Ten species are recognized, one of which is newly described, A. saltensis Parizotto and Urban sp. nov., from Argentina. Additionally one new synonym is proposed and a lectotype for Stelis iheringi Friese, 1925 is designated. A revised diagnosis for the genus, illustrations and identification key for all species are also provided.
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Published on Oct 1, 2015in Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society0.22
Guaraci Duran Cordeiro6
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Ana Luiza Oliveira Nascimento2
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+ 1 AuthorsCarlos Alberto Garófalo19
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(USP: University of São Paulo)
Abstract Two new geographical records of Austrostelis iheringi from Atlantic Forest in the state of Sao Paulo, southeastern Brazil are presented. Possible hosts of this parasitic bee species include Dicranthidium seabrai Urban, Epanthidium tigrinum Schrottky, and Saranthidium musciforme Schrottky.
Published on Sep 20, 2012in PLOS ONE2.78
Patrick Lhomme8
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(University of Mons),
Manfred Ayasse34
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(University of Ulm)
+ 2 AuthorsPierre Rasmont25
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(University of Mons)
Social parasites exploit the colony resources of social insects. Some of them exploit the host colony as a food resource or as a shelter whereas other species also exploit the brood care behavior of their social host. Some of these species have even lost the worker caste and rely completely on the host's worker force to rear their offspring. To avoid host defenses and bypass their recognition code, these social parasites have developed several sophisticated chemical infiltration strategies. Thes...
Published on Mar 1, 2006in Revista Brasileira De Entomologia1.10
Danúncia Urban4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná)
Sao descritas e ilustradas: Epanthidium araranguense sp. nov. de Santa Catarina, Epanthidium chapadense sp. nov. de Mato Grosso do Sul, Epanthidium flavoclypeatum sp. nov. de Minas Gerais, Austrostelis amapaensis sp. nov. do Amapa, Austrostelis santaterezae sp. nov. do Espirito Santo e Austrostelis silveirai sp. nov. de Minas Gerais. Uma chave para a identificacao das especies de Austrostelis e apresentada.
Published on Oct 1, 2005in Neotropical Entomology1.09
Fernando C. V. Zanella8
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André G. Ferreira1
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It is recorded the emergence of specimens of the cleptoparasitic bee Austrostelis catamarcencis (Schrottky) from nests of Epanthidium tigrinum (Schrottky) in the central area of the Caatinga, the semi-arid region from Northeastern Brazil.
Published on Jan 1, 1999in Revista Brasileira De Zoologia
Danúncia Urban4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UFPR: Federal University of Paraná)
The subgenus Hoplostelis (Austrostelis), proposed by Michener and Griswold (1994), is here raised up to the genus levei: Austrostelis stat.n. The following nomenclatural changes are introduced: Austrostelis catamarcensis (Schrottky, 1909) comb.n. (= Dianthidium nudum Schrottky, 1909syn.n. = Ste/i4-a//e«aCockerell, 1919syn.n. = Stelis argentina Friese, 1925 syn.n. = Stelis magna Friese, 1925 syn.n.); Austrostelis iheringi (Schrottky, 1910) comb.n.; Austrostelis zebrala (Schrottky, 1905) comb.n. L...
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