A new Stelis (Dolichostelis) from northern Colombia (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): first records for South America and a synopsis of the bee fauna from the Caribbean region of Colombia

@article{Gonzalez2012ANS,
  title={A new Stelis (Dolichostelis) from northern Colombia (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae): first records for South America and a synopsis of the bee fauna from the Caribbean region of Colombia},
  author={V. Gonzalez and J. Ascher and M. Engel},
  journal={Journal of Natural History},
  year={2012},
  volume={46},
  pages={2919 - 2934}
}
  • V. Gonzalez, J. Ascher, M. Engel
  • Published 2012
  • Biology
  • Journal of Natural History
  • The cleptoparasitic anthidiine bee genus Stelis Panzer is primarily Holarctic in distribution, extending as far south as Costa Rica. A new species of Stelis subgenus Dolichostelis Parker and Bohart is described and illustrated based on females collected in dry forests of the Caribbean region of Colombia. Stelis (Dolichostelis) costaricensis Friese is also recorded from dry forests but in western Colombia. These are the first records of the genus, as currently recognized, for South America. An… CONTINUE READING
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