Osmia maxschwarzi, a new Palaearctic Orientosmia species

In a recent paper (Journal of the Swiss Entomological Society, 85, 27-53, 2012), a new Palaearctic species of the subgenus Orientosmia is described, and the reexamination of the three currently recognized subspecies of Osmia (Orientosmia) maxillaris Morawitz, 1874 revealed that O. m. scheherezade Peters, 1978 is identical to O. m. dinazade Peters, 1978, syn. n. and that O. m. scheherezade deserves species rank: O. scheherezade Peters, 1978.

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