Iheringia. Série Zoologia
versão impressa ISSN 0073-4721
CARVALHO, Cristiane C. de; REGO, Márcia Maria C. e MENDES, Fernanda N.. Population dynamics of Euglossina (Hymenoptera, Apidae) in riparian forest, Urbano Santos, Maranhão, Brazil. Iheringia, Sér. Zool. [online]. 2006, vol.96, n.2, pp. 249-256. ISSN 0073-4721. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0073-47212006000200016.
Males of Euglossina bees were collected in benzil benzoate, eucaliptol, eugenol, methyl salicylate and vanillin scent baits, during one year in a riparian forest area, located in the municipality of Urbano Santos, Maranhão. The collections were carried out monthly, between 8 am and 4 pm, totalling 96 hours of sampling, resulting in 283 individuals, 4 genera and 16 species. Euglossa Latreille, 1802 was the most abundant genus, followed by Eufriesea Cockerell, 1909, Eulaema Lepeletier, 1841 and Exaerete Hoffmannsegg, 1817. The most frequent species were Euglossa modestior (Dressler, 1982), Euglossa cordata (Linnaeus, 1758), Eulaema cingulata (Fabricius, 1804), Exaerete smaragdina (Guérin-Menéville, 1845), Eulaema nigrita Lepeletier, 1841 and Euglossa gaianii (Dressler, 1982). Eucaliptol was the most attractive chemical bait. The highest frequencies of visits were in the morning and the highest diversity of species occurred in the rainy period.
Palavras-chave : Euglossina; diversity; abundance; riparian forest; scent baits.