APOIDEA OF UTTARAKHAND STATE A CHECKLIST

APOIDEA (INSECTA: HYMENOPTERA) OF UTTARAKHAND STATE (INDIA): A CHECKLIST WITH SYNONYMIES AND DISTRIBUTION RECORD

Rajiv K. Gupta
Department of Zoology, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur 342 005, India
E-mail: beesind@gmail.com
Received: 27.01.13 Accepted: 20.03.13
Abstract:

The study presents a check-list of Apoidea (Insecta: Hymenoptera) recorded from the Uttarakhand State in India. The list consists of 179 species of bees grouped under 32 genera found in the State. The family-wise taxa recorded are: Colletidae – 01 genus with 05 species; Andrenidae – 01 genus with 10 species; Halictidae – 08 genera with 36 species; Megachilidae – 09 genera with 57 species and Family Apidae 14 genera with 72 species. Several new localities are discovered and are added to the records of previously known species. 13 genera and 72 species, earlier known from other states of India are the additions found in Uttarakhand. Nomenclature novo have been proposed for some species of Heriades described earlier by this author. The synonyms and taxonomic revisions of several species have been included in this presentation for the first time.

Keywords: check-list, Apoidea, Hymenoptera, bees, taxa, distribution
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