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Megachile abacula Cresson, 1878

Megachile abacula Cresson, 1878:130, ♂♀. 12 ♂♀, Mexico (leg. Sumichrast); Raw, 2004Raw, A.2004 Leafcutter and Mason Bees: a Biological Catalogue of the Genus Megachile of the Neotropics. :1-97.:27, Type ♀ (ANSP, 2437); Raw, 2007Raw, A.2007 An annotated catalogue of the leafcutter and mason bees (genus Megachile) of the Neotropics. Zootaxa 1601:1-127.:27, Type ♀, examined (ANSP, 2437). - Cresson, 1879Cresson, E.T.1879 Catalogue of North American Apidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences 7:215-232. (distribution); Dalla Torre, 1896Dalla Torre, C.G.1896 Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus, X. Apidae (Anthophila). Sumptibus Guilelmi Engelmann, 1-643. (distribution); Cockerell, 1899Cockerell, T.D.A.1899 Catálogo de las Abejas de Mexico. Biblioteca Agricola de las Secretaria de Fomento, Mexico, 1-20. (distribution); Mitchell, 1930Mitchell, T.B.1930 A contribution to the knowledge of Neotropical Megachile with descriptions of new species (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 56 (3):155-305. (distribution); Raw, 2004Raw, A.2004 Leafcutter and Mason Bees: a Biological Catalogue of the Genus Megachile of the Neotropics. :1-97. (distribution); Raw, 2007Raw, A.2007 An annotated catalogue of the leafcutter and mason bees (genus Megachile) of the Neotropics. Zootaxa 1601:1-127. (distribution). - As Chalicodoma abacula: - Snelling, 1990Snelling, R.R.1990 A review of the native North American bees of the genus Chalicodoma (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Contrib. Sci., Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles County 421:1-39. (distribution).
Megachile gualanensis Cockerell, 1912:27, ♂♀. 8 ♂♂, 4 ♀♀, Gualan, Guatemala (leg. W.P. Cockerell); Holotype ♀, Gualan, Guatemala (leg. W.P. Cockerell); Raw, 2004Raw, A.2004 Leafcutter and Mason Bees: a Biological Catalogue of the Genus Megachile of the Neotropics. :1-97.:27, Type ♀ (USNM, 54861); Raw, 2007Raw, A.2007 An annotated catalogue of the leafcutter and mason bees (genus Megachile) of the Neotropics. Zootaxa 1601:1-127.:27, Type ♀, examined (USNM, 54861). Synonymized with Chalicodoma abacula (Cresson, 1878) by Snelling, 1990Snelling, R.R.1990 A review of the native North American bees of the genus Chalicodoma (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Contrib. Sci., Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles County 421:1-39.:25. - Mitchell, 1930Mitchell, T.B.1930 A contribution to the knowledge of Neotropical Megachile with descriptions of new species (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 56 (3):155-305. (distribution); Raw, 2004Raw, A.2004 Leafcutter and Mason Bees: a Biological Catalogue of the Genus Megachile of the Neotropics. :1-97.:27 ( listed as synonym of Megachile abacula Cresson, 1878); Raw, 2007Raw, A.2007 An annotated catalogue of the leafcutter and mason bees (genus Megachile) of the Neotropics. Zootaxa 1601:1-127.:27 ( listed as synonym of Megachile abacula Cresson, 1878).

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Area distribution map

map of Megachile abacula     Cresson, 1878

Distribution

CRICosta Rica
(Snelling, 1990; Raw, 2004; Raw, 2007)
GTMGuatemala
(Cockerell, 1912 [as Megachile gualanensis Cockerell, 1912]; Mitchell, 1930 [as Megachile gualanensis Cockerell, 1912]; Raw, 2004; Raw, 2004 [as Megachile gualanensis Cockerell, 1912]; Raw, 2007; Raw, 2007 [as Megachile gualanensis Cockerell, 1912])
HNDHonduras
(Snelling, 1990; Raw, 2004; Raw, 2007)
MEXMexico
(Cresson, 1878; Cresson, 1879; Dalla Torre, 1896; Cockerell, 1899; Mitchell, 1930; Raw, 2004; Raw, 2007)
MEX-ChsMexico - Chiapas
(Snelling, 1990; Raw, 2007)
MEX-OaxMexico - Oaxaca
(Snelling, 1990; Raw, 2007)
MEX-YucMexico - Yucatán
(Raw, 2007)
NICNicaragua
(Snelling, 1990; Raw, 2004; Raw, 2007)

Literature

  • Cockerell, T.D.A.1899 Catálogo de las Abejas de Mexico. Biblioteca Agricola de las Secretaria de Fomento, Mexico, 1-20.
  • Cockerell, T.D.A.1912 Descriptions and records of bees. - XLV. Annals and Magazine of Natural History ser. 8 (10):21-31.
  • Cresson, E.T.1878 Descriptions of new North American Hymenoptera in the collection of the American Entomological Society. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 7:61-136.
  • Cresson, E.T.1879 Catalogue of North American Apidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences 7:215-232.
  • Dalla Torre, C.G.1896 Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus, X. Apidae (Anthophila). Sumptibus Guilelmi Engelmann, 1-643.
  • Mitchell, T.B.1930 A contribution to the knowledge of Neotropical Megachile with descriptions of new species (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 56 (3):155-305.
  • Raw, A.2004 Leafcutter and Mason Bees: a Biological Catalogue of the Genus Megachile of the Neotropics. :1-97.
  • Raw, A.2007 An annotated catalogue of the leafcutter and mason bees (genus Megachile) of the Neotropics. Zootaxa 1601:1-127.
  • Snelling, R.R.1990 A review of the native North American bees of the genus Chalicodoma (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Contrib. Sci., Nat. Hist. Mus. Los Angeles County 421:1-39.