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The origin of the stingless bee species described by Frederick Smith from Brazilian specimens brought to the London International Exhibition of 1862

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Author(s):
Matheus Mourão Carvalho [1] ; Anderson Lepeco [2] ; Gabriel A. R. Melo [3]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto. Departamento de Biologia, Laboratório de Biologia Comparada e Abelhas - Brasil
[2] Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto. Departamento de Biologia, Laboratório de Biologia Comparada e Abelhas - Brasil
[3] Universidade Federal do Paraná. Departamento de Zoologia. Laboratório de Biologia Comparada de Hymenoptera - Brasil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista Brasileira de Entomologia; v. 67, n. 2 2023-06-30.
Abstract

ABSTRACT For a long time, the provenance of the specimens used by Frederick Smith to describe the species of stingless bees from Brazil remained a mystery. The recent digitalization of 19th century publications has made possible to trace the origin of the material brought to the London International Exhibition of 1862 by the Brazilian delegation. We document that the bee specimens showed at the International Exhibition, and that served as type material of the species described by Smith, were collected by Manuel Ferreira Lagos, head of the Zoology section of the Comissão Científica de Exploração, during their stay in Ceará, from 1859 to 1861. Even if late, it is important to give due credit to the Comissão Científica de Exploração, and more specifically to Lagos, for the contribution to the knowledge of the stingless bee fauna from Brazil. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 21/12082-8 - Evolution of stingless bees (Apidae: Meliponini) in space and time: Integrating phylogenomics and paleoentomology
Grantee:Anderson Lepeco
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 22/05064-6 - Taxonomic revision of the species of Scaptotrigona Moure, 1942 (Apidae: Meliponini) occurring in Brazil
Grantee:Matheus Mourão Carvalho
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 19/09215-6 - Countering the taxonomic impediment of aculeate wasps: micro- and macroregional visions of the neotropical fauna
Grantee:Fernando Barbosa Noll
Support Opportunities: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants