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Celary W.,Jan Kochanowski University | Wisniowski B.,Ojcow National Park
Journal of Apicultural Science | Year: 2011

The article presents new records of the following nine, very rare species of long-tongued bees (Megachilidae and Apidae): Heriades crenulatus Nylander, 1856; Megachile genalis Morawitz, 1880; Nomada atroscutellaris Strand, 1921; Nomada braunsiana Schmiedeknecht, 1882; Nomada conjugens Herrich-Schäffer, 1839; Nomada errans Lepeletier, 1841; Nomada guttulata Schenck, 1861; Nomada stigma Fabricius, 1804, and Nomada zonata Panzer, 1798. So far, the species are known from single or from just a few stands in Poland. For every species the following information was provided: Polish localities with their UTM coordinates, distribution and bionomics.

Olszewski P.,Nicolaus Copernicus University | Ljubomirov T.,Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research | Winiowski B.,Ojcow National Park | Kowalczyk J.K.,ul. J. Matejki 13 m. 45 | Krzyyski M.,Nicolaus Copernicus University
Zootaxa | Year: 2016

First records of Diodontus medius Dahlbom, 1844 and D. insidiosus Spooner, 1938 from Poland, and of D. handlirschi Kohl, 1888 from Bulgaria and Montenegro are provided. An illustrated key for the identification of Central and Eastern European species of the genus Diodontus is given. Copyright © 2016 Magnolia Press.

Olszewski P.,Nicolaus Copernicus University | Wisniowski B.,Ojcow National Park | Bogusch P.,University of Hradec Kralove | Pawlikowski T.,Nicolaus Copernicus University | Krzyzynski M.,Nicolaus Copernicus University
Acta Zoologica Bulgarica | Year: 2016

We present historical and current records of four wasp species of the family Scoliidae in Central Europe. Scolia hirta (Schrank) and Scolia sexmaculata (Müller) are common in Poland and the Czech Republic. They inhabit forest environments on sand layers, especially the Polish river valleys. Megascolia maculata (Drury) has been recorded only in some parts of the Czech Republic, while Colpa sexmaculata (F.) is considered extinct in the study region.

Wisniowski B.,Ojcow National Park | Xu Z.-F.,South China Agricultural University
ZooKeys | Year: 2015

A critical and annotated catalogue of 183 types of Hymenoptera Chrysididae belonging to 124 taxa housed in the Radoszkowski collection is given. Radoszkowski type material from other institutes has also been checked. Six lectotypes are designated in Kraków (ISEA-PAN): Chrysis acceptabilis Radoszkowski, 1891; C. persica Radoczkowsky, 1881; C. daphnis Mocsáry, 1889; C. lagodechii Radoszkowski, 1889; C. remota Mocsáry, 1889 and C. vagans Radoszkowski, 1877. The lectotype of Brugmoia pellucida Radoszkowski, 1877 is designated in Moscow (MMU). Four new combinations are proposed: Philoctetes araraticus (Radoszkowski, 1890), comb. n.; Pseudomalus hypocrita (du Buysson, 1893), comb. n.; Chrysis eldari (Radoszkowski, 1893), comb. n.; and Chrysura mlokosewitzi (Radoszkowski, 1889), comb. n.. Ten new synonyms are given: Chrysis auropunctata Mocsáry, 1889, syn. n. of C. angolensis Radoszkovsky, 1881; C. chrysochlora Mocsáry, 1889, syn. n. and C. viridans Radoszkowski, 1891, syn. n. of C. keriensis Radoszkowski, 1887; C. angustifrons var. ignicollis Trautmann, 1926, syn. n. of C. eldari (Radoszkowski, 1893); C. maracandensis var. simulatrix Radoszkowski, 1891, syn. n. of C. maracandensis Radoszkowski, 1877; C. pulchra Radoszkovsky, 1880, syn. n. of Spinolia dallatorreana (Mocsáry, 1896); C. rubricollis du Buysson, 1900, syn. n. of C. eldari (Radoszkowski, 1893); C. subcoerulea Radoszkowski, 1891, syn. n. of C. chlorochrysa Mocsáry, 1889; C. therates Mocsáry, 1889, syn. n. of C. principalis Smith, 1874; and Notozus komarowi Radoszkowski, 1893, syn. n. of Elampus obesus (Mocsáry, 1890). One species is revaluated: Chrysis chalcochrysa Mocsáry, 1887. Chrysis kizilkumiana Rosa is the new name for C. uljanini Radoszkowski & Mocsáry, 1889 nec Radoszkowski, 1877. Pictures of seventy-seven type specimens are given. © Paolo Rosa et al.

The paper presents information on Stelis minima Schenck, 1859, a species of cleptoparasitic bee new to Polish fauna representing the family Megachilidae. Stelis minima. probably inhabits most of Europe except for the southern and northern parts of the continent. The species was also found in the southern part of Finland, where it reaches its northern range limit (ca. 62°N). During the years 2002-2006 four specimens of S. minima were collected in the Kraków-Cze{ogonek}stochowa Upland (1 male) and Roztocze region (2 females and 1 male). All specimens were observed close to nests of probable host species of solitary bees - Chelostoma campanularum (Kirby, 1802) and Heriades truncorum (Linnaeus, 1758). The female of Stelis minima can be distinguished from other Central European species by the following characteristics: rounded head, clypeus about 1.5 times wider than its length, legs black, hind basitarsus almost parallel sided (not broadened on the distal part), distances between punctures on mesopleurae ca. as big as their diameter, posterior margins of metasomal tergites (T) black and without lateral bands of hair, T1 or T1-2 with small, lateral, yellowish white maculae; the maculae are sometimes absent. The male Stelis minima can be separated from other Central European species by the following characteristics: clypeus short (not covering mandibles), legs black, distances between punctures on mesopleurae and tergites T4-5 ca. as big as their diameter, posterior margins of metasomal tergites black and without lateral bands of hair, T1-2 or T1-3 with small, lateral yellowish white maculae, posterior margin of seventh tergite with short mid-process, posterior margin of third sternite with triangular emargination in the middle, posterior margin of fourth sternite with a tooth-like, mid-process.

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