Priyanka Kumari Neelima R. Kumar


A new species Megachile pseudodisjuncta of the bee is being reported from Genus Megachile and Subgenus Callomegachile. It bears a close resemblance to M. disjuncta from which it has been distinguished on the basis of certain morphological characters and genitalia. Megachilid bees bear utmost significance because they are very good pollinators of both cultivated and wild fauna. Consequently, their taxonomic identification and conservation are very crucial. The detailed taxonomically important morphological characters of both the species were studied and photographed. Male sternum and genitalia were studied microscopically and photographed. The material examined and floral associations have also been presented in the paper.


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Morphometric measurements, Male genitalia, Sternum 5, Sternum 8, Floral associations

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Kumari, P., & Kumar, N. R. (2018). A new species from Genus Megachile Subgenus Callomegachile (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae) from Chandigarh and Punjab plains. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 10(1), 454–458. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v10i1.1650
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