Rediscovered after forty-two years : the rare orchid bee Eufriesea brasilianorum ( Hymenoptera : Apidae ) of eastern Brazil

@inproceedings{Nemsio2011RediscoveredAF,
  title={Rediscovered after forty-two years : the rare orchid bee Eufriesea brasilianorum ( Hymenoptera : Apidae ) of eastern Brazil},
  author={Andr{\'e} Nem{\'e}sio},
  year={2011}
}
Eufriesea brasilianorum (Friese, 1899) (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Euglossina) is a poorly known bee species. Despite being described over one century ago, only five museum specimens are known. As species of Eufriesea are only active for a few months usually during summer, this study was carried out during three consecutive summers (2008/2009 to 2010/2011) in 49 sampling sites within the potential range of distribution of the species in eastern Brazil. More than 15,000 orchid bees were collected… CONTINUE READING
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