Check List 8(2): 215-217, doi: 10.15560/8.2.215
A contribution to the knowledge of the orchid bee fauna of the Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Peru (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Euglossini)
expand article infoReed S. Niemack, Daniel J. Bennett, Ismael Hinojosa-Diaz, Caroline S. Chaboo
‡ University of Kansas, United States of America
Open Access
This study provides a list of orchid bees collected from the Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Peru. Specimens were captured by luring them to aromatic baits, eucalyptus oil and methyl salicylate, over a five day period in June, 2011. A total of 93 individuals in three genera and 15 species were collected at two approximate, yet ecologically distinctive, sites. Results are consistent with previous reports on the diversity of Amazonian orchid bees.
Hymenoptera; Apidae; Neotropical bee fauna; Peru; orchid bees