3 Palaearctic osmiine bee species newly described

Two articles in Zootaxa have recently been published dealing with the biology and taxonomy of Hoplitis (Platosmia) and Chelostoma (Gyrodromella) (Zootaxa, 3936, 71-81, 408-420, 2015). Three new species are described: Hoplitis (Platosmia) arabiae spec. nov. from the Arabian peninsula, and Chelostoma (Gyrodromella) clypeale spec. nov. and Chelostoma (Gyrodromella) tonsum spec. nov. from Turkey.

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