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1 January 2017 New Geographical Records of Two Species of Eufriesea Cockerell, 1908 (Apidae: Euglossini) in Santa Catarina, Brazil, and the Use of a New Fragrance to Attract Orchid Bees
Enderlei Dec, Denise Monique Dubet da Silva Mouga, Isabel Alves-dos-Santos
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Abstract

The genus Eufriesea is usually represented by few species, and in most cases, by low number of individuals in samples collected from the Atlantic Forest biome, Brazil. The present study extends the geographic distribution of Eufriesea dentilabris (Mocsáry, 1897) and E. mussitans Fabricius, 1787, which are recorded for the first time in the southern state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Males of E. dentilabris were collected with pollinia of Catasetum flowers (Orchidaceae). We discuss the use of a new aromatic bait with a mint base which is inexpensive and was attractive to four Euglossini species: Eufriesea dentilabris, Eufriesea violacea (Blanchard, 1840), Eulaema cingulata (Fabricius, 1804) and Eulaema nigrita Lepeletier, 1841.

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Enderlei Dec, Denise Monique Dubet da Silva Mouga, and Isabel Alves-dos-Santos "New Geographical Records of Two Species of Eufriesea Cockerell, 1908 (Apidae: Euglossini) in Santa Catarina, Brazil, and the Use of a New Fragrance to Attract Orchid Bees," Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 90(1), 24-30, (1 January 2017). https://doi.org/10.2317/1570222JKES.1
Received: 9 February 2016; Accepted: 1 July 2017; Published: 1 January 2017
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aromatic bait
Atlantic rainforest
Eufriesea dentilabris
Eufriesea mussitans
Menthol
subtropical Brazilian
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