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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

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Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.8 no.1-4 Curitiba  1991 

Ctenanthidium, gen.n. de Dianthidiini com quatro espécies novas da América do Sul (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae)1


Ctenanthidium, gen.n. of Dianthidiini with four new species from South America (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae)



Danúncia Urban

Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Caixa Postal 19020, 81531-970 Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil




Ctenanthidium, gen.n. is proposed to include four new neotropical species of Anthidiinae bees, Ctenanthidium gracile, sp.n. from Brazil (Paraná, Curitiba); Ctenanthidium argentinum, sp.n. from Argentina (Córdoba); Ctenanthidium bifasciatum, sp.n. from Uruguai (Colonia, La Estanzuela) and Ctenanthidium nigripes, sp.n. from Bolívia (Potosi, Casa Grande). The males are characterized by the border of the third sternum with an apical comb of strong bristles apically rounded, between lateral fringes.

Key words: Ctenanthidium, gen.n, Anthidiinae, Megachilidae, Hymenoptera, Taxonomy



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AGRADECIMENTOS. A autora agradece ao Prof. Dr. Pe. Jesus Santiago Moure pelo nome dado ao gênero.



MICHENER, C.D. 1948. The Generic Classification of the Anthidiine bees (Hym., Megachilidae). Amer. Mus. Novit. 1381:1-29.         [ Links ]



Recebido em 20.I.1992; aceito em 28.II.1993.



1 Contribuiçao número 765 do Departamento de Zoologia, Universidade Federal do Paraná

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