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Faunistic study of Non-Apis bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) from Potohar Plateau of Pakistan

Sumera Aslam, Muhammad Ather Rafi, Syed Ahmed Zia, Anjum Munir, Ahmad-Ur-RahmanSaljoki

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Int. J. Biosci.16(3), 221-230, March 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/16.3.221-230

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This study was conducted to explore the fauna of non-apis bees of Potohar region of Pakistan. To carry out this study (36) surveys were conducted during three consecutive years i.e. from January, 2011 to December 2013. This study of non-apis bees revealed (27) species in 13 genera and five families. The taxonomic accounts of Halictidae, Colletidae, Megachilidae, and Andrenidae were given. The family Halictidae from its subfamily Nomiinae comprises two (2) species and three species(3) from subfamily Halictinae, the Colletidae from its subfamily Colletinae one (1) species and subfamily Hylaeinae one (1) species, the family Megachilidae from its subfamily Megachilinae five (5) species and the family Andrenidae from its subfamily Andreninae one (1) species were recorded. The following species are new records to Pakistan, Megachile bicollar,Megachile cephalotes, Megachile conjuncta, Megachile disjuncta, Coelioxys decipiens, Halictus splendidulus, Halictus albescens, Lassioglossum albescens, Colletes inaequalis, Hylaeus scutellaris, Andrena flavipes and Nomia westwoodi.

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Faunistic study of Non-Apis bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) from Potohar Plateau of Pakistan

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