A synopsis of the bee genus palaeorhiza hymenoptera colletidae of new guinea 7. cercorhiza new subgenus

Hirashima, Y.

Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture Kyushu University 26(2-3): 87-110


ISSN/ISBN: 0023-6152
Accession: 004638437

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The new subgenus CERCORHIZA is proposed for 11 Palaeorhiza spp. of New Guinea and Solomon Islands, and subdivided into 2 species groups. Eight new species, P. chimbuensis, P. nigrescens, P. terrestris, P. anthracina, P. melanosoma, P. dorsalis, P. sanguinea and P. pulchella, are described. P. terrestris is a ground-nesting species. The visiting habits of P. sanguinea and P. pulchella to Evodia are noted.