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A new species of pollen wasp from Egypt (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Masarinae)

@article{Carpenter2003ANS,
  title={A new species of pollen wasp from Egypt (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Masarinae)},
  author={J. Carpenter},
  journal={Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society},
  year={2003},
  volume={76},
  pages={143-146}
}
  • J. Carpenter
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
Quartinia amiae, a new species of pollen wasp from Egypt, is described. The species of the vespid subfamily Masarinae are known as pollen wasps, because they are remarkable as the only group of wasps to provision their nests with pollen and nectar, like bees. Eleven species of pollen wasp have hitherto been recorded from Egypt (Car penter, 2001), and eight of these are species of the genus Quartinia, itself the most species rich genus of Masarinae. Four of the recorded species are endemic to… Expand
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