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Revista del Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales

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ROIG ALSINA, Arturo. Systematic notes on Meliponini bees of the Chaco Region (Hymenoptera, Apidae). Rev. Mus. Argent. Cienc. Nat. [online]. 2010, vol.12, n.1, pp.99-106. ISSN 1853-0400.

Two species characteristic of the Chaco region are treated in this contribution: Scaptotrigona jujuyensis (Schrottky) and Lestrimelitta chacoana n. sp. The identity of Trigona jujuyensis Schrottky, 1911, is clarified and a neotype is designated. Descriptions, illustrations and distributional data are presented for each species.

Keywords : Meliponini; Scaptotrigona; Lestrimelitta; Cleptoparasitic bees; Argentina; New species.

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