Taxonomic revision and phylogenetic relationships of the bee genus Parapsaenythia Friese (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Protandrenini), with biogeographic inferences for the South American Chacoan Subregion

  title={Taxonomic revision and phylogenetic relationships of the bee genus Parapsaenythia Friese (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Protandrenini), with biogeographic inferences for the South American Chacoan Subregion},
  author={Kelli dos Santos Ramos and Gabriel A. R. Melo},
  journal={Systematic Entomology},
The bee genus Parapsaenythia Friese (Apidae, Protandrenini) is restricted to South America and characterized by the strongly punctate integument and hairy eyes. In the present work, the species of Parapsaenythia are revised, with seven species recognized, of which three are described as new: P. carinulatasp.n. (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay), P. inornata Moure (Brazil), P. lanatasp.n. (Brazil), P. paspali (Schrottky) (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay), P. puncticutis (Vachal) (Argentina, Bolivia), P… 
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