Osmia (Erythrosmia) sparsipuncta Alfken, 1914

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: 231

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4778.2.1

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3847084

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Osmia (Erythrosmia) sparsipuncta Alfken, 1914
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Osmia (Erythrosmia) sparsipuncta Alfken, 1914  

Osmia sparsipuncta Alfken, 1914: 200   . Type material: Holotype ♀, “Alger, Maison Carrée” ( Algeria), Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.

Literature records. ALGERIA: Algiers (Oued Ouchaja), Mascara (Mascara), Oran (Batteries espagnoles, Santa Cruz) ( Alfken 1914).

New records. MOROCCO: Fès-Meknès: 35 km W Taza, 18.5.2003, 1♂ (leg. M. Halada); Marrakesh-Safi: 10 km E Youssoufia, 11.5.1995, 1♀ (leg. M. Halada); Oriental: Nador , 14.4.1990, 1♀ (leg. J. Halada); Souss-Massa : 2 km NE Aourir near Agadir , 30°29.854ʹN / 9°37.626ʹW, 100 m, 27.4.2011, 1♀ (leg. R. Prosi) GoogleMaps   . TUNISIA: Béja: 5km NE Nefza, 30.04.2012, 9♀, 1♂ (leg. C. Praz, C. Sedivy, A. Müller); Bizerte: Ichkeul lake, 22.4.1991, 1♀ (leg. M. Kuhlmann); Kef: 2 km SW El Kef, 28.04.2012, 1♀ (leg. C. Sedivy, A. Müller); Jendouba: 10 km N Jendouba, 9.4.1981, 1♀ (leg. M. Schwarz); Nabeul: Hammamet , 5.5. – 19.5.1998, 1♂ (leg. M. Hradksy); Siliana: 15 km SW Makthar, 35°49ʹN / 9°06ʹE, 21.4.1994, 1♀ (leg. M. Schwarz); Sousse: M’saken, 20.4.– 21.4.1998, 1♀ (leg. K. Denes); Tunis: Hammam-Lif, 22.5.1913, 1♀, 3♂ (leg. A. von Schulthess) GoogleMaps   .

Distribution. Maghreb ( Morocco, northern Algeria, northern Tunisia).

Pollen hosts. Polylectic with affinity for nototribic flowers of both Lamiaceae   (e.g. Stachys   ) and Antirrhineae   as well as for Fabaceae   (e.g. Lotus   , Onobrychis   ) (Tab. 1). Additional pollen sources include Echium   ( Boraginaceae   ) and Brassicaceae   . The females are equipped with a specialized pilosity on clypeus and frons composed of apically twisted bristles, which are used to comb pollen from the raised anthers of nototribic flowers.

Nesting biology. Unknown.

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Megachilidae

Genus

Osmia

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Osmia (Erythrosmia) sparsipuncta Alfken, 1914

Müller, Andreas 2020
2020
Loc

Osmia sparsipuncta

Alfken, J. D. 1914: 200
1914