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New dark species of the bee genus Colletes (Hymenoptera, Colletidae) from Mexico and Guatemala

CARLOS BALBOA, ISMAEL HINOJOSA-DÍAZ, RICARDO AYALA

Abstract


Eight new species of Neotropical Colletes (Hymenoptera, Colletidae, Colletinae) are described and illustrated, Colletes tzotzilis Balboa & Ayala sp. n., C. jobeli Balboa & Ayala sp. n., C. guatemalensis Balboa & Ayala sp. n., C. chiapensis Balboa & Ayala sp. n., C. jaliscoensis Balboa & Ayala sp. n., C. nigerrima Balboa & Ayala sp. n., C. isabelae Balboa & Ayala sp. n. and C. solari Balboa & Ayala sp. n. A key to all known dark Mesoamerican species is provided.

 


Keywords


Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Bees, Colletidae, Taxonomy, Central America, Neotropics

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