Discovery of the Bee Tribe Tarsaliini in Arabia (Hymenoptera: Apidae), with the Description of a New Species

@article{Engel2017DiscoveryOT,
  title={Discovery of the Bee Tribe Tarsaliini in Arabia (Hymenoptera: Apidae), with the Description of a New Species},
  author={Michael S. Engel and Abdulaziz S. Alqarni and Mohamed A. Shebl},
  journal={American Museum Novitates},
  year={2017},
  pages={1 - 28}
}
ABSTRACT The uncommonly encountered bee tribe Tarsaliini (Apinae) is recorded from the Arabian Peninsula for the first time, and based on a new species of the genus Tarsalia Morawitz. The tribes Ancylaini and Tarsaliini are diagnosed and their differences highlighted. Tarsalia kindahensis Engel, new species, is described and figured from the eastern portion of the Najd of central-eastern Saudi Arabia (Qassim and Riyadh regions). The new species is most similar to T. mimetes (Cockerell), known… 
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