Haetosmia altera ( Peters 1974 ), Müller & Griswold, 2017

Müller, Andreas & Griswold, Terry, 2017, Osmiine bees of the genus Haetosmia (Megachilidae, Osmiini): biology, taxonomy and key to species, Zootaxa 4358 (2), pp. 351-364: 353-355

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4358.2.8

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Haetosmia altera ( Peters 1974 )
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Haetosmia altera ( Peters 1974)  

Osmia (Haetosmia) brachyura altera Peters 1974: 294   . Type material: Holotype ♀, “Gulbahar, 1700 m, 8– 25.6.1956 ” (Afghanistan), Senckenberg Frankfurt.

New records. IRAN: Isfahan   : Central province, Kashan—Abuzed-abad, 25– 27.5.1976, 1♀, 1♂ (leg. Holzschuh, Ressl)   . TURKMENISTAN: Ashgabat, 2.7.1928, 1♀ (leg. V. Gussakovskiy)   . UZBEKISTAN: Navbakhor , 30 km N of Kokand, 13.5.1994, 1♂ (leg. M. Halada)   ; PAKISTAN: Killi Sarda , 12 km S of Quetta, 22.5.1984, 1♂ (leg. J. Rozen, Lodhi, Stupakoff)   ; Pishin , 40 km N of Quetta, 23– 27.5.1984, 2♀, 6♂ (leg. J. Rozen, Lodhi, Stupakoff, R.J. McGinley)   .

Distribution. From central Iran over southern Turkmenistan eastwards to eastern Uzbekistan, northern Afghanistan and western Pakistan ( Fig. 9 View FIGURE 9 ).

Pollen hosts. All six pollen loads (from three different localities in Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan) exclusively consisted of pollen of Heliotropium   , suggesting a probable exclusive preference for this plant genus as pollen source..

Nesting biology. Unknown.

Notes. Peters (1974) considered H. altera   to be a subspecies of H. brachyura ( Morawitz 1875)   . However, the distribution areas of the two taxa, which distinctly differ morphologically e.g. in the length of the vertex and the relative length of the second segment of the labial palpus, partly overlap in the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan. Therefore, we consider the subspecies H. brachyura altera   to be a species of its own, i.e. H. altera ( Peters 1974)   , stat. nov.. H. altera   has a distinctly larger distribution area than H. brachyura   , which seems to be restricted to the Karakum and Kyzylkum Desert.

IRAN

Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Megachilidae

Genus

Haetosmia

Loc

Haetosmia altera ( Peters 1974 )

Müller, Andreas & Griswold, Terry 2017
2017
Loc

Osmia (Haetosmia) brachyura altera

Peters 1974: 294
1974