Check List 16(2): 243-252, doi: 10.15560/16.2.243
New and old records of Euglossa imperialis Cockerell, 1922 (Apidae, Apinae, Euglossini) for the Amazon rainforest, Cerrado, and Pantanal of Mato Grosso, Brazil
expand article infoMarta Helena Schorn de Souza, Evandson José dos Anjos-Silva
‡ Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso, Cáceres, Brazil
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Euglossa imperialis Cockerell, 1922 has recently been catalogued in the Cerrado of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, and here we add both new and old data obtained from expeditions conducted in 10 municipalities of Mato Grosso since 2002. In this study we record this species for the first time in the wetlands of Cáceres and Barão de Melgaço, as well as on the northern Pantanal. Further studies are required to examine the variation in the coloration and other characteristics in E. imperialis populations from the northern and southern floodplains..

Dispersal corridor, distributional gaps, dry forest, euglossines, gallery forest, orchid bees, wetlands