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Published: 2018-07-23

Taxonomic revision of Cyphanthidium Pasteels (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Megachilidae: Megachilinae: Anthidiini), an endemic Afrotropical bee genus

Agricultural Research Council, Plant Health & Protection, Private Bag X134, Queenswood 0121, South Africa. Unit of Environmental Sciences and Management, North-West University, Private Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa.
USDA ARS Bee Biology & Systematics Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5310, USA.
Hymenoptera Africa pollinator pollen collector resin bee


The Afrotropical bee genus Cyphanthidium Pasteels is revised. It comprises four species. Cyphanthidium gessorum, new species, and Cyphanthidium whiteheadi, new species, are described as well as the previously unknown female of Cyphanthidium intermedium. A key for identifying the species is given. Supplemental information is provided on the recently published revisions of Serapista and Plesianthidium.



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