Phylogeography and historical demography of the neotropical stingless bee Melipona quadrifasciata (Hymenoptera, Apidae: incongruence between morphology and mitochondrial DNA

@article{BatalhaFilho2010PhylogeographyAH,
  title={Phylogeography and historical demography of the neotropical stingless bee Melipona quadrifasciata (Hymenoptera, Apidae: incongruence between morphology and mitochondrial DNA},
  author={Henrique Batalha-Filho and Ana Maria Waldschmidt and L{\'u}cio Campos and Mara Garcia Tavares and T{\^a}nia Maria Fernandes-Salom{\~a}o},
  journal={Apidologie},
  year={2010},
  volume={41},
  pages={534-547}
}
The stingless bees are among the most abundant and ecologically important social invertebrates in tropical communities. The Neotropical stingless bee Melipona quadrifasciata has two subspecies: M. quadrifasciata quadrifasciata and M. quadrifasciata anthidioides. The main difference between subspecies are the yellow metassomal stripes, which are continuous in M. q. quadrifasciata and discontinuous in M. q. anthidioides. Recently, two populations were described with continuous stripes and… CONTINUE READING

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