A new socially parasitic <i>Braunsapis</i> (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Xylocopinae: Allodapini) from Vietnam, with a key to female socially parasitic <i>Braunsapis</i> in Asia

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Laurence Packer

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Braunsapis scorpius Packer, new species, from Vietnam, is diagnosed, described, and illustrated.  In addition to adaptations commonly associated with related social parasites (i.e., reduced metatibial hairs, short mouthparts, and absence of a basitibial plate), it has a remarkably recurved metasomal apex.  It is compared to other socially parasitic members of its genus from Asia and a key to females of these social parasites is provided.

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Packer, L. (2018). A new socially parasitic <i>Braunsapis</i> (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Xylocopinae: Allodapini) from Vietnam, with a key to female socially parasitic <i>Braunsapis</i> in Asia. Journal of Melittology, (79), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.17161/jom.v0i79.6742
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Laurence Packer, York University

Professor, Department of Biology

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