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1 June 2008 Oil Collecting Bees Mostly of the Summer Rainfall Area of Southern Africa (Hymenoptera: Melittidae: Rediviva)
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The species of Rediviva (Apoidea, Melittidae) occurring in the summer rainfall region of South Africa are revised. Nine species are recognized, four are described as new: R. brunnea, R. autumnalis, R. rhodosoma and R. transkeiana all attributed to Whitehead and Steiner. Distributions and host plants are given for all the summer rainfall area species and a key to identify both males and females is presented. Rediviva rufipes and R. bicava, a winter rainfall area species, are synonymized.

V. B. Whitehead, K. E. Steiner, and C. D. Eardley "Oil Collecting Bees Mostly of the Summer Rainfall Area of Southern Africa (Hymenoptera: Melittidae: Rediviva)," Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 81(2), 122-141, (1 June 2008). https://doi.org/10.2317/JKES-703.12.1
Accepted: 1 October 2007; Published: 1 June 2008
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