Bees visiting squash (Cucurbita moschata Duchesne ex Poiret) in southwestern Colombia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea)


  • Giselle Zambrano-G Universidad del Cauca
  • Victor H. Gonzalez Southwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Ismael A. Hinojosa-Diaz Emory University
  • Michael S. Engel University of Kansas



Apoidea, Anthophila, Apidae, Halictidae, Cucurbita


This note records for the first time 12 bee species belonging to eight genera of Apidae and Halictidae as visitors of cultivated squash (Cucurbita moschata Duchesne ex Poiret: Cucurbitaceae) in the municipality of El Patía, Department of Cauca, southwestern Colombia.  Two further bee species are also recorded from a crop visited in the Department of Huila.


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Zambrano-G, G., Gonzalez, V. H., Hinojosa-Diaz, I. A., & Engel, M. S. (2013). Bees visiting squash (Cucurbita moschata Duchesne ex Poiret) in southwestern Colombia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Journal of Melittology, 18, 1-5.

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