Revista mexicana de biodiversidad
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AYALA, Ricardo y GRISWOLD, Terry. Two new species of the bee genus Peponapis, with a key to the North and Central American species (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Eucerini). Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2012, vol.83, n.2, pp.396-406. ISSN 2007-8706.
Two new species of squash bees, Peponapis pacifica Ayala and Griswold sp. n. and P. parkeri Griswold and Ayala sp. n., are described and illustrated. Peponapis pacifica is oligolectic on flowers of Schizocarpum longisepalum (Cucurbitaceae) endemic to Mexico, where it is found in the tropical dry forest along the Pacific Coast, between Sonora and Chiapas and in the Balsas River basin; and P. parkeri is known only from the Pacific slope of Costa Rica. A key for the North and Central American species of Peponapis is provided.
Palabras llave : taxonomy; Hymenoptera; Apidae; squash bees; Cucurbitaceae; Schizocarpum.