Osmia (Tergosmia) avosetta Warncke, 1988

Müller, Andreas, 2020, Palaearctic Osmia bees of the subgenera Hemiosmia, Tergosmia and Erythrosmia (Megachilidae, Osmiini): biology, taxonomy and key to species, Zootaxa 4778 (2), pp. 201-236: 218-219

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Osmia (Tergosmia) avosetta Warncke, 1988
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Osmia (Tergosmia) avosetta Warncke, 1988  

Osmia (Tergosmia) avosetta Warncke, 1988: 394   . Type material: Holotype ♀, “Erçek/ Van ” ( Turkey), Oberösterreichisches Lan- desmuseum Linz. Type species of Ozbekosmia Zanden.

Literature records. TURKEY: Agri (Agri), Antalya (Akseki, Taurus Mts.), Erzurum (Erzurum, Ispir pass, Pasinler, Umudum Yaylasi), Hakkari (Semdinli, Suvari-Halil pass, Varegös, Yüksekova), Malatya (Durolova) ( Warncke 1988; Özbek & Zanden 1992).

New records. IRAN: Fars: 10 km NE Sepidan , 30°20ʹ16ʺN / 51°50ʹ22ʺE, 31.5.2009, 25♀ (leg. C. Sedivy, C. Praz, A. Monfared) GoogleMaps   . JORDAN: Jerash: 10 km NE Jerash , 20.4.2002, 1♀, 1♂ (leg. M. Snizek)   . LEBANON: North: Bsharri, Dahr el Adib , 2440 m, 34°11ʹ02.2ʺN / 35°02ʹ01.9ʺE, 8.6.2017 (leg. M. Boustani) GoogleMaps   . SYRIA: Al-Quneitra: Mt. Hermon , 2050 m, 31.5.1991, 1♀ (leg. K. Warncke)   ; Rif Dimashq: Rankus , 40 km NE Damascus, 23.5.1996, 1♀, 3♂ (leg. M. Halada)   . TURKEY: Antalya: 6 km E Saklikent , 1.6.2009, 3♀, 2♂ (leg. J.S. Ascher, J.G. Rozen, H. Özbek)   ; Erzurum: between Erzurum and Tekman , 39°43ʹ16ʺN / 41°25ʹ20ʺE, 8.7.2009, 1♀ (leg. J.S. Ascher, J.G. Rozen, H. Özbek) GoogleMaps   ; Kars: 10 km E Karakurt , 1.6.1988, 1♂ (leg. K. Warncke)   ; Konya: Bozkir, dry forest near Ucepinar , 1200m, 4.6.1993, 2♂ (leg. S. Risch)   ; Nevşehir: Capadoica, Ürgüp , 13.6.1998, 1♀ (leg. M. Halada)   ; Van: Van town, 28.6.1993, 1♀ (leg. K. Denes)   .

Distribution. From Turkey eastwards to central Iran and southwards over Syria and Lebanon to northern Jordan.

Pollen hosts. Oligolectic on Fabaceae   (Tab. 1; Özbek & Zanden 1992; Rozen et al. 2010); exclusive pollen hosts are species of Hedysareae (e.g. Hedysarum   , Onobrychis   ).

Nesting biology. O. avosetta   nests in excavated, 3–7 cm deep burrows in rather loose, sandy to gravelly ground usually containing one vertically oriented brood cell at the end of the burrow, rarely two cells immediately beside each other ( Fig. 17 View FIGURES 15–23 ; Rozen et al. 2010). The cells, which range in depth from 1.5–5 cm and have a length of 15–17.5 mm and a diameter of 7–9 mm, are distinctly three-layered with a thin mud layer sandwiched between two layers of large petal pieces of Hedysarum   , Onobrychis   (both Fabaceae   ) or other plant taxa. Whether the short and 6–7 mm wide entrance burrow leading to the brood cell(s) remains open after cell closure is unclear, but indications exist that the females do not actively fill it with soil or other particles. Brood parasites: probably Sapyga pulcherrima Morawitz   ( Sapygidae   ) ( Rozen et al. 2010).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Megachilidae

Genus

Osmia

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Osmia (Tergosmia) avosetta Warncke, 1988

Müller, Andreas 2020
2020
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Osmia (Tergosmia) avosetta

Warncke, K. 1988: 394
1988