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Volume 11 | Number 1 | May 2022 v11i1.278 volume 11 number 1 low


Volume 11 | Number 1 | May 2022
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (printed)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 13 November 2021
Accepted date: 6 May 2022
Published date: 23 May 2022
Pp. 40–41, Pls. 11–12.

First reports of some Megachilid bees (Hymenoptera) from Kerala, India

A.S. Prakash & C. Bijoy*
*Corresponding author. E-mail: anjusara2025@gmail.com

Family Megachilidae consists of long tongued bees which are easily recognized by the presence of two submarginal cells in the forewing (except in Fideliini) and the female bees from this family (except parasitic forms and Pararhophitini) can be distinguished by the presence of scopa underneath the abdomen. Genus Megachile Latreille, 1802 is one of the most diverse bee genera and they play a significant role in pollination. This genus consists of leafcutter bees, mason bees and resin bees

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