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      The orchid-bee faunas (Hymenoptera: Apidae) of ‘Reserva Ecológica Michelin’, ‘RPPN Serra Bonita’ and one Atlantic Forest remnant in the state of Bahia, Brazil, with new geographic records Translated title: A fauna de abelhas-das-orquídeas (Hymenoptera: Apidae) da Reserva Ecológica Michelin, RPPN Serra Bonita e um remanescente florestal de Mata Atlântica no baixo sul da Bahia, Brasil, com novos registros geográficos

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          The orchid bee faunas of two private natural preserves, ‘Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural da Serra Bonita’ (RSB) and ‘Reserva Ecológica Michelin’ (REM), and a forest fragment inside the campus of the ‘Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz’, were surveyed for the first time. All three areas constitute Atlantic Forest remnants in the southern portion of the state of Bahia, Brazil. A total of 1,782 males belonging to 32 species were actively collected with insect nets during 90 hours of field work from November, 2009, to January, 2012. Euglossa cyanochlora Moure, 1996—one of the rarest orchid bee species—was found at RSB and REM, the latter representing the northernmost record for this species. Euglossa cognata, Moure, 1970 was found at RSB, the northernmost record for this species in the Atlantic Forest and the only recent record for this species at the northern border of Jequitinhonha river.

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          As faunas de abelhas-das-orquídeas de duas áreas florestais privadas, a Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural da Serra Bonita (RSB) e a Reserva Ecológica Michelin (REM), e de um remanescente florestal na área do campus da Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, foram amostradas pela primeira vez. Um total de 1.782 machos pertencentes a 32 espécies foi coletado com o auxílio de redes entomológicas durante 90 horas de esforço amostral entre Novembro de 2009 e Janeiro de 2012. Euglossa cyanochlora Moure, 1996—uma das espécies mais raras de Euglossina—foi coletada na RSB e na REM, esse último local representando o registro mais ao norte dessa espécie. Euglossa cognata, Moure, 1970 foi coletada na RSB, sendo esse o registro mais ao norte dessa espécie na Mata Atlântica e, também, o único registro recente da espécie ao norte do rio Jequitinhonha.

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                Brazilian Journal of Biology
                Braz. J. Biol.
                Instituto Internacional de Ecologia (São Carlos )
                February 2014
                : 74
                : 1
                : 16-22
                [1 ] Universidade Federal de Uberlândia Brazil
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