Some species from the genus Megabombus in Central Anatolia were considered. Eight species were determined from the subgenera Thoracobombus, Rhodobombus and Megabombus (s. str.) by both classical and morphometrical systematics. Synonymies, Turkish and general distributions and detailed drawings of the dorsal view of the male genitalia were given. As a result of the phenograms obtained from 39 different morphological characters examined statistically, the subgenus Megabombus was shown to be a natural group.
Hymenoptera, Apidae, Megabombus, systematics, morphometry, phenetics
AYTEKİN, AHMET MURAT and ÇAĞATAY, NEŞE (2003) "Systematical Studies on Megabombus (Apidae: Hymenoptera) Species in Central Anatolia," Turkish Journal of Zoology: Vol. 27: No. 3, Article 5. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/zoology/vol27/iss3/5