Combining Morphology and DNA Barcoding Resolves the Taxonomy of Western Malagasy Liotrigona Moure, 1961 (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini)

  title={Combining Morphology and DNA Barcoding Resolves the Taxonomy of Western Malagasy Liotrigona Moure, 1961 (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini)},
  author={Hauke Koch},
  • H. Koch
  • Published 1 December 2010
  • Biology
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