A new stingless bee species of the genus Nogueirapis from Costa Rica (Hymenoptera: Apidae)





Apoidea, Anthophila, Apidae, Apinae, Meliponini, Nogueirapis


A new stingless bee species of the genus Nogueirapis Moure (Apinae: Meliponini) is described and figured.  Nogueirapis costaricana Ayala & Engel, new species, is distinguished from its congeners, particularly N. mirandula (Cockerell), a species also known from the Pacific forests of Costa Rica.  A key to the species of Nogueirapis, based on the worker caste, is provided.


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How to Cite

Ayala, R., & Engel, M. S. (2014). A new stingless bee species of the genus Nogueirapis from Costa Rica (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Journal of Melittology, 37, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.17161/jom.v0i37.4775

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