Redescription of two East Asian species of the tribe Epeolini (Hymenoptera: Apidae; Nomadinae)


  • Molly G. RIGHTMYER

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    1. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Division of Entomology, Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
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Molly G. Rightmyer, Division of Entomology, Snow Hall, 1460 Jayhawk Boulevard, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-7523, USA. Email:


The two Asian species supposedly belonging to the genus or subgenus Triepeolus Robertson, Epeolus tsushimensis Cockerell and Triepeolus ventralis (Meade-Waldo), are redescribed and illustrated. Epeolus tsushimensis is confirmed to be a member of the genus Epeolus on the basis of the male genitalia and internal sterna.