Osmia (Hemiosmia) argyropyga Pérez, 1879, Perez, 1879

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: 211

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Osmia (Hemiosmia) argyropyga Pérez, 1879
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Osmia (Hemiosmia) argyropyga Pérez, 1879  

Osmia argyropyga Pérez, 1879: 175   . Type material: Lectotype ♀, by designation of Tkalců (1975), “Marseille” ( France), Mu- séum National d’Histoire Naturelle Paris. Type species of Hemiosmia Tkalců   .

Osmia entoprocta Pérez, 1879: 179   . Type material: Lectotype ♂, by designation of Tkalců (1975), “Marseille” ( France), Mu- séum National d’Histoire Naturelle Paris. Synonymy in Tkalců (1975).

Literature records. FRANCE: Bouches-du-Rhône, Var ( Benoist 1931). ITALY: Piemonte (Colle delle Finestre), Emilia-Romagna (but see below) ( Grandi 1962; Pagliano 1994). PORTUGAL: Guarda (Serra da Estrela) ( Baldock et al. 2018). SPAIN: Barcelona (Barcelona), Cádiz   (Gibraltar), Granada (Granada) ( Tkalců 1975).

New records. ALGERIA: Mila: Theleghma , 30.5.2008, 1♂ (leg. S. Aguib)   . FRANCE: Aude: 10 km S Carcassone, 85 km SW Toulouse, 18.5.2003, 2♀ (leg. M. Halada); Bouches-du-Rhône: Alpilles , Aureille , 250 m, 19.5.2004, 2♂ (leg. A. Müller); Drôme : Dieulefit , 25 km E Montélimar, 23.5.2000, 1♀ (leg. J. van der Smissen); Hautes-Alpes : St. Crépin , 7.6.1995, 1♀, 1♂ (leg. A. Müller); Hérault : Villeveyrac , 6.5.1994, 1♀ (leg. W. Arens); Pyrénées-Orientales: Eyne, La Font del Sastre , 42.29°N / 02.05°E, 1620 m, 12.7.2008, 4♀ (leg. R. Lee Blondiau) GoogleMaps   ; Var: Flassans-sur-Issoles, Lac Redon , 280 m, 17.5.2001, 1♀ (leg. V. Plumet)   ; Vaucluse: Luberon, Lourmarin , 250 m, 21.5.2004, 1♀ (leg. A. Müller)   . MOROCCO: Drâa-Tafilalet: 10 km N Rich, 23.5.1995, 1♀ (leg. M. Halada); Fès-Meknès: 15 km SE Sefrou, 27.5.1995, 1♀ (leg. M. Halada); Oriental: Oujda, Jbel Mahseur , 34°30ʹ07ʺN / 1°54ʹ36ʺW, 930 m, 26.5.1996, 1♀ (leg. M. Terzo) GoogleMaps   . PORTUGAL: Guarda: Manteigas, 1300 m, 19.6.1981, 1♀ (leg. H. Teunissen); Porto: Padronelo , 3 km SE Amarante, 29.4.1990, 1♂ (leg. F. Gusenleitner)   . SPAIN: Alicante: Alcoy, Benifallim , 750 m, 2.5.2000, 1♀ (leg. E. Scheuchl); Ávila: La Guija, 6 km E San Bartolomé de Pinares, 40°32.877ʹN / 04°28.166ʹW, 1210 m, 29.5.2010, 1♀ (leg. R. Prosi) GoogleMaps   ; Badajoz: Llerena , 730 m, 16.5.2010, 1♀ (leg. J. Ortiz-San- chez)   ; Cuenca: Cuenca, Hoz de Huecar , 3.6.1989, 1♀ (leg. W. Klein); Granada : Alia de las Bojes , 9.5.1983, 1♂ (leg. W. Perraudin); Murcia: Sierra de Maria , 25 km W Lorca, 10.5.2003, 2♀, 2♂ (leg. M. Halada); Orense : Allariz , 700 m, 10.6.1981, 1♂ (leg. H. Teunissen); Salamanca: Mozarbez, 40º50ʹ21ʺN / 05º38ʹ27ʺW, 17.5.2018, 1♂ (leg. J. Smit); Soria: Soria   , 3.7.1989, 1♀ (leg. W. Schläfle); Tarragona : Flix, Ebro, 60 km W Tarragona, 26.4.2001, 1♀ (leg. E. Scheuchl); Valencia: Muela de Cortes , 80 km SW Valencia, 14.5.2003, 1♀ (lg. M. Halada) GoogleMaps   ; Zaragoza: Nuévalos, Monasterio de Piedra , 15.5.1992, 1♂ (leg. T. Osten)   . TUNISIA: Kef: Sidi Mtir SW El Kef, 28.4.2012, 1♀ (leg. C. Praz, C. Sedivy, A. Müller)   .

Distribution. From the Maghreb (central and northern Morocco, northern Algeria, northern Tunisia) northwards to southwestern Europe ( Spain, Portugal, southern France, northwestern Italy). Osmia argyropyga   is reported to occur also in Emilia-Romagna; this occurrence, however, is doubtful as it is based on Grandi (1962), who allegedly reared this species from brood cells of Megachile (Chalicodoma)   near Bologna, which appears to be improbable (see below).

Pollen hosts. Oligolectic on Fabaceae   (Tab. 1) with strong preference for Loteae (e.g. Lotus   , Hippocrepis   , Anthyllis   ); additional pollen hosts are species of Psoraleeae (e.g. Psoralea   ), other Fabaceae   tribes and, according to a label record, Fabeae (e.g. Lathyrus   ).

Nesting biology. O. argyropyga   was reported to nest in old brood cells of Megachile (Chalicodoma) pyrenaica Lepeletier ( Grandi 1962)   . However, this observation is probably erroneous as such a behaviour strongly deviates from the nesting biology of the closely related and morphologically very similar species O. balearica   and O. uncicornis   (see below). In southern France, several females were observed to chew leaves of Helianthemum   ( Cistaceae   ) (A. Müller personal observation), indicating that leaf pulp serves as nest building material as in the other O. ( Hemiosmia   ) species.

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

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Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

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Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Megachilidae

Genus

Osmia

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Osmia (Hemiosmia) argyropyga Pérez, 1879

Müller, Andreas 2020
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Osmia argyropyga Pérez, 1879: 175

Perez, J. 1879: 175
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Osmia entoprocta Pérez, 1879: 179

Perez, J. 1879: 179
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