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Type: Article
Published: 2014-08-11
Page range: 545–556
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Three new bee species of Rhophitulus Ducke (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Protandrenini) from Argentina and Brazil

Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo. Av. Nazaré, CEP 04263-000, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Andreninae Apoidea South America Strepsiptera taxonomy


This work describes three newly discovered species of Rhophitulus Ducke, 1907: R. labiosus n. sp. from Minas Gerais (Brazil), R. mimus n. sp. from Salta (Argentina), and R. xenopalpus n. sp. from Catamarca and Tucumán (Argentina). Photographs of the holotype of Rhophitulus steinbachi (Friese, 1916) are provided, and modifications in the morphology of a female of R. xenopalpus n. sp. when parasitized by Strepsiptera are recorded for the first time for the genus.