A key to the species of <i>Nanoplebeia</i>, with descriptions of four new species (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

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Michael S. Engel


Four new species of the subgenus Nanoplebeia Engel (genus Plebeia Schwarz) are described and figured as: Plebeia (Nanoplebeiapleres Engel, new species, from Venezuela; P. (N.) asthenes Engel, new species, from Bolivia; P. (N.) orphne Engel, new species, from Ecuador and Peru; and P. (N.) chondra Engel, new species, from Ecuador. A key is presented to the species of the subgenus.

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