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      The wild bees (Hymenoptera, Apoidea) of the island of Cyprus

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          Cyprus, the third largest island in the Mediterranean, constitutes a biodiversity hotspot with high rates of plant endemism. The wild bees of the island were studied extensively by the native George Mavromoustakis, a world-renowned bee taxonomist, who collected extensively on the island from 1916 to 1957 and summarised his results in a series of eight Cyprus-specific papers published from 1949 [“1948”] to 1957. The current work represents the first modern checklist of the wild bees of Cyprus, based on a compilation of previous publications, museum specimens and authors’ recent collections. Overall, 369 verified wild bee species have been recorded on the island, with eleven species reported from Cyprus for the first time. The island hosts all six of the globally widespread bee families, with Apidae represented by 110 species, Megachilidae with 91, Andrenidae with 76, Halictidae with 72, Colletidae with 19, and Melittidae with 1. Twenty-one of the recorded bee species are endemic (i.e., 5.7 % endemism rate) and Cyprus ranks third after Lesvos and Sicily in known bee species richness among the Mediterranean islands. Previously unpublished records from various locations on Cyprus for 156 previously reported bee species are also provided in the study. The current work provides a baseline for future studies of wild bee diversity on the island of Cyprus and neighbouring regions.

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              Publication and dating of the journals forming the Annals and Magazine of Natural History and the Journal of Natural History

              Pagination and dates of publication for almost 2,000 separate issues of the journals that formed the Annals and Magazine of Natural History and the Journal of Natural History are presented. These journals include: Magazine of Natural History (1828–1840), Magazine of Zoology and Botany (1836–1838), Annals of Natural History (1838–1840), the Annals and Magazine of Natural History (1841–1967), and the Journal of Natural History (1967–date).
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                Zookeys
                Zookeys
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                urn:lsid:arphahub.com:pub:45048D35-BB1D-5CE8-9668-537E44BD4C7E
                urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:91BD42D4-90F1-4B45-9350-EEF175B1727A
                ZooKeys
                Pensoft Publishers
                1313-2989
                1313-2970
                2020
                06 April 2020
                : 924
                : 1-114
                Affiliations
                [1 ] Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology and Food Science, Cyprus University of Technology, Arch. Kyprianos 30, Limassol, 3036, Cyprus Cyprus University of Technology Limassol Cyprus
                [2 ] CAER, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, The University of Reading, Reading, UK The University of Reading Reading United Kingdom
                [3 ] Research Institute of Bioscience, Laboratory of Zoology, University of Mons, Place du parc 23, 7000 Mons, Belgium University of Mons Mons Belgium
                [4 ] Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543, Singapore National University of Singapore Singapore Singapore
                [5 ] Laboratory of Biogeography & Ecology, Department of Geography, University of the Aegean, 81100 Mytilene, Greece University of the Aegean Mytilene Greece
                Author notes
                Corresponding author: Androulla I. Varnava ( androulla.varnava@ 123456cut.ac.cy ); Menelaos C. Stavrinides ( m.stavrinides@ 123456cut.ac.cy )

                Academic editor: Michael S. Engel

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                38328
                10.3897/zookeys.924.38328
                7154044
                Androulla I. Varnava, Stuart P. M. Roberts, Denis Michez, John S. Ascher, Theodora Petanidou, Stavroula Dimitriou, Jelle Devalez, Marilena Pittara, Menelaos C. Stavrinides

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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                Animalia
                Arthropoda
                Hexapoda
                Hymenoptera
                Insecta
                Biodiversity & Conservation
                Systematics
                Cenozoic
                Asia
                Europe

                Animal science & Zoology

                bee species richness, biodiversity conservation, pollination, wild bees

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