Species status and new distribution records for Lithurgus huberi (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae, Lithurginae)

Victor Gonzalez, Michael Engel, Mariano Lucia, Leopoldo Alvarez
2013 Journal of Hymenoptera Research  
Notes are provided on the morphology of males and females of the enigmatic Lithurgus huberi Ducke (Lithurginae: Lithurgini), a species historically believed to have been introduced into South America from Asia and to be a possible synonym of the more widespread L. atratus Smith. Distinctive differences are documented between L. huberi and L. atratus, perhaps indicative of separate species. In addition, we provide new records of L. huberi in Argentina and Paraguay.
doi:10.3897/jhr.30.4018 fatcat:3nvo4zkyvzdiboezfkohsq6ifq