Vol. 3, Issue 2, June, 2019
FAUNISTIC STUDY OF BEES (HYMENOPTERA: APOIDEA) FORM QUETTA, PAKISTAN
Muhammad Ather Rafi1, Saima Durrani2, Imtiaz Ali Khan1, Gulnaz Parveen3, Anjum Shahzad3, Muhammad Qasim4, Qudrat Ullah5 and Sami Ullah6
1University of Swabi, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
2Department of Zoology, Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University, Quetta, Balochistan.
3Department of Botany,Women University, Swabi.
4Department of Entomology, University of the Poonch, Rawalakot, Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
5Department of Zoology, University of Peshawar.
6Department of Zoology, Hazara University,Mansehra.
In the past, historical data on bees of Pakistan have been compiled by different workers. This paper based on previous collections of bees reported from Quetta, Pakistan and recent collection from Quetta and its vicinities. A total of 92 species from five families of Apoidea, namely Andrenidae, Apidae, Colletidae, Halictidae and Megachelidae are listed in this paper. Out of these, 82 species reported from literature, while eight species and two unidentified species i.e. Megachile sp. and Icteranthidium sp. are reported under seven genera of three families, namely Apidae, Halictidae, Megachilidae. Genus Icteranthidium Michener, 1948 with its unidentified species is new to Quetta. Alleight reported species are new to Quetta, out of these eight five species, namely Ceratinabinghami Cockereli, 1908, Thyreusramosus Lepeletier, 1841,Halictusvishnu Cameron, 1897, Halictuslucidipennis (Smith, 1853), Pseudoanthidiumorientale (Bing. 1897) are new to Boluchistan. Whereas P.orientale (Bing. 1897) is first time reported from Pakistan and genus Icertanthidiumis first time reported from Quetta with its unidentified species.
Hymenoptera, Bees, Apoidea, Quetta, Baluchistan, Pakistan
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