Journal of Applied and Natural Science 6 (2): 779-781 (2014)
Description of a new species of Neocressionella Gupta (Hymenoptera:
Megachilidae) from North western India.
Priyanka Kumari* and Neelima R. Kumar
Department of Zoology, Punjab University, Chandigarh- 160014, INDIA
*Corresponding author. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract : A new species, Megachile (Neocressionella) patialensis is described from Patiala, India. Full description
of male with their floral relationship, morphological measurements and specimens examined is provided. Knowledge
of the life history and nesting habits of Megachile bees will pave the way for their manipulation so that these can be
used to increase pollination. Documentation of the genera and species will increase our knowledge of the biodiversity of
these bees in the study area..
Keywords : Collection, Floral relationship, Leaf cutter bees, Megachile.