Question regarding Osmia cornifrons
- Can anyone tell me when Chalicodoma cornifrons was changed to Osmia
cornifrons and perhaps point me to a specific publication?
Matt – I have learned some rifling through the reprint collection here.
Citation in one paper led to this paper:
Yasumatsu K. & Y. Hirashima, 1950. Revision of the genus Osmia of Japan and Korea
(Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Mushi, 21: 1-18, 3 pls.
In those authors’ account of O. cornifrons, they give Cockerell (1922) credit for placement in Osmia. I am happy to be corrected by someone with more knowledge than me! By the way, I see that Yasumatsu was a very productive Japanese entomologist and bee biologist/taxonomist (major emphasis on Micronesia) from the first half of the 20th century. So much that I still do not know…
James H. Cane
USDA-ARS Pollinating Insect Research Lab
Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 USA
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