First Case of Gynandromorphism in the Orchid-Bee Eulaema meriana (Olivier) (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

Authors

  • Alex Pazmiño-Palomino Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad
  • Marcio Luiz de Oliveira Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v68i3.5778

Keywords:

Gynander, deviant phenotypes, Ecuador, Euglossini

Abstract

The discovery of the first case of gynandromorphism in Eulaema meriana (Olivier) is described and illustrated. A specimen from Los Ríos, western Ecuador, discovered in the Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (MECN) collection, exhibits mostly male features on the left and female features on the right, except for the jugal comb of the hind wing and terminalia. This finding is compared to other reported cases in orchid bees.

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Author Biographies

Alex Pazmiño-Palomino, Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad

División de Entomología

Marcio Luiz de Oliveira, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia

Laboratório de Hymenoptera, Coordenação de Biodiversidade

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2021-08-14

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Pazmiño-Palomino, A., & de Oliveira, M. L. (2021). First Case of Gynandromorphism in the Orchid-Bee Eulaema meriana (Olivier) (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Sociobiology, 68(3), e5778. https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v68i3.5778

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