Location: Southern Insect Management ResearchTitle: New records and range extensions of several species of native bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) from Mississippi
Submitted to: Biodiversity Data Journal
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/10/2018
Publication Date: 5/17/2018
Citation: Parys, K.A., Griswold, T.L., Ikerd, H.W., Orr, M.C. 2018. New records and range extensions of several species of native bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) from Mississippi. Biodiversity Data Journal. 6:e25230. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.6.e25230.
Interpretive Summary: The native bee fauna of Mississippi, USA has been historically poorly sampled, but is of particular relevance to determine range limits for species that occur in the southern United States. Seven species are added to the list of native bees known for Mississippi along with notes on range, ecology, and resources for identification. These records raise the total number of published species known from the state to 191.
Technical Abstract: Currently published literature includes 184 species of bees that occur within the state of Mississippi. The geographic ranges of seven additional species are extended into the state of Mississippi: Andrena (Melandrena) obscuripennis Smith, 1853, Anthemurgus passiflorae Robertson, 1902, Dieunomia bolliana (Cockerell, 1910), Diadasia enavata (Cresson, 1872), Peponapis crassidentata (Cockerell, 1949), Triepeolus subnitens Cockerell and Timberlake, 1929, and Brachynomada nimia (Snelling and Rozen, 1987). These records raise the total number of published species known from the state to 191. Anthemurgus and Brachynomada are also genera new to Mississippi.