Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Uma espécie nova de Schwarzula da Amazônia (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Meliponini)

M. F. Camargo, JoãoR. M. Pedro, Silvia

Schwarzula coccidophila sp. nov., a tiny Amazonian stingless bee, that attends scale insects (Cryptostigma Ferris, 1922, Coccidae) in its nest, is described. It is distinguished from Schwarzula timida (Silvestri, 1902), the only other species of the genus, mainly by the malar area longer than diameter of 3rd flagellomere, and the denser plumose pilosity. Additional records of S. timida is presented.

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