DESCRIPTION OF BRAUNSAPIS CHANDRAI A NEW SPECIES OF GENUS BRAUNSAPIS MICHENER (HYMENOPTERA, APOIDEA, APIDAE: XYLOCOPINAE: ALLODAPINI) FROM SUNDERBANS

DESCRIPTION OF BRAUNSAPIS CHANDRAI A NEW SPECIES OF GENUS BRAUNSAPIS MICHENER (HYMENOPTERA, APOIDEA, APIDAE: XYLOCOPINAE: ALLODAPINI) FROM SUNDERBANS IN WEST BENGAL, INDIA

 Rajiv K Gupta1, *Gaurav Sharma and *P. Girish Kumar
Department of Zoology, Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur 342005, India
*Zoological Survey of India, M-Block, New Alipore, Kolkata 700053, India
[Corresponding author E-mail1: beesind@gmail.com]
Received: 01-09-2015 Accepted: 07-10-2015
Abstract:

Braunsapis chandraia new species of genus Braunsapis Michener (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apidae: Xylocopinae: Allodapini), collected from the Sunderbans (West Bengal), India has been described. There are ninety six species of this genus known from all over World as on today. Out of which twenty one species were described from oriental region. The description of new species follows its comparison with many related species of the genus.

Keywords: Braunsapis chandraia, Sunderbans, oriental region,

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