A Gynandromorph of Xylocopa nigrocincta Smith (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:M. Lucia, Abrahamovich, A. H., Alvarez, L. J.
Journal:Neotropical Entomology
Start Page:155
Date Published:01/2009
Keywords:Argentina, carpenter bee, Gynandromorph

We describe a mixed gynandromorph of Xylocopa (Neoxylocopa) nigrocincta from a single specimen from Argentina. The specimen presents bilateral asymmetry, with the right half of its head displaying male characters and the left half displaying female characters; the mesosoma presents male characters mostly in the right half of the prothorax, pronotal lobe and distal half of the fore tibia and in the pubescence of tarsus; the rest of the mesosoma and the metasoma display female features.

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