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Scientific Papers Natural History Museum The University of Kansas 06 October 2004 Number 34:1-6 A New Species of the Bee Genus Eoanthidiiim with Extraordinary Male Femoral Organs from the Arabian Peninsula (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)^ Michael S. Engel -tqq?, Ciimtor, Division of Eiitoiuolog}/, Natural Histori/ Muscuiu, ami Af^fistaiit Professor, DcpartifU'iit of Ecology & Evolutionary Biologx/, 1460 Jai/hairk Boulevard, Snow Hall, ^ /aPC ......^^,, ^. ^.... ..,,.. ,.„,., ^......;^.„ .,..., ,.,., wv ^...... -..,..... ..,..., , > R\/AF<L> University of Kansas, Lazcrence, Ka)isas 66045-7523 H^'^,-"oc,\'TY CONTENTS ABSTRACT 1 INTRODUCTION 2 ACk\0\VLEDGME\TS 2 SYSTEMATICS 2 Eo.wTHiDiuM (Eoasthidium) bakerorum new species 2 DISCUSSION 5 LITERATURE CITED 6 ABSTRACT Eoanthidium (Eoanthidium) bakerorum, new species (Megachilinae: Anthidiini), is de- scribed and tigured from individuals collected in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. The new species is distinguished from other Eoanthidium sensu stricto and is particularK' noteworthy for the presence of a large, possibly glantiular opening on the anterior-facing surface of the metafemur in males. The organ resembles in some respects the metatibial glands found in the male orchid bees (Euglossini) of the New World tropics. Possibly this structure functions in a similar fashion and represents an interest- ing parallel ev'olution of oil /fragrance-collecting and glandular structures (albeit on the metafemur in Eoanthidium versus the metatibia in Euglossini). Key words: Anthophila, Apoidea, morpholog\, Oman, taxonomx; United Arab Emirates. 'Contribution No. 3400 of the Division of Entomology, Natural Historv Museum and Biodiversit}' Research Center Universit\' of Kansas. © Natural Historv Museum, The Uni\ersit\ of Kansas ^. » . _^ •»_._ I •i^Afr>^^ ISSN No. 1094-0782 ^'■^ff'TiWP^'^^ (If IhVs'^ \^i\:fi^ I^Haeum^of ComparaM^ Zoology iL-iV-^'-*^ Harvard University

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A new species of the bee genus Eoanthidium with extraordinary male femoral organs from the Arabian Peninsula (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)

Scientific Papers Natural History Museum the University of Kansas 34: 1-6 (2004)

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