Three new species of Lasioglossum (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) from Mexico, with comments on the biogeography of Mexican species of the subgenus Lasioglossum



Palabras clave:

bees, halictinae, chiapas highlands, transmexican volcanic belt


Three new species of Lasioglossum (Lasioglossum) from Mexico, L. manantlense sp. nov., L. tacanense sp. nov. and L. colimense sp. nov., are described and figured. McGinley’s (1986) key to species south of the US-Mexican border is emended to include the new species. Comments on the biogeography of Mexican species of the subgenus are provided. An interesting feature of the femoral scopa found in 2 of the new species is described and illustrated.

Biografía del autor/a

Ricardo Ayala-Barajas, IB UNAM

Investigador  Titular A de T.C

Estación de Biología Chamela

Instituto de Biología, UNAM

Laurence Packer, Department of Biology, York University

Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies


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