New species of the stingless bee genus Plebeia (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

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Nine new species of the stingless bee genus Plebeia Schwarz (Meliponini: Meliponina) are described and figured, all of the nominate subgenus. The new species are: Plebeia (Plebeia) amydra Engel, new species, from Venezuela; P. (P.) deceptrix Engel, new species, from Peru; P. (P.) hyperplastica Engel, new species, from Venezuela; P. (P.) mutisi Engel, new species, from Colombia; P. (P.) plectoforma Engel, new species, from Venezuela; P. (P.) roubiki Engel, new species, from Ecuador; P. (P.) silveirai Engel, new species, from Peru; P. (P.) tigris Engel, new species, from Ecuador; P. (P.) vidali Engel, new species, from Costa Rica.

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01-10-2022

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Engel, M. S. (2022). New species of the stingless bee genus Plebeia (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Journal of Melittology, 114, 1-28. https://doi.org/10.17161/jom.i114.18568

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