We describe and figure a distinctive new species of the bee genus Andinopanurgus Gonzalez and Engel (Andrenidae, Protandrenini) from Apurímac and Cusco in southern Peru. Andinopanurgus vargasllosai Gonzalez and Alvarado, n. sp., occurs at elevations above 4000 m in the Central Andes and is the second species of this genus in Peru. The new species possesses terga with semi-translucent distal margins, a unique feature among Andinopanurgus, and it combines morphological features of the two species groups previously recognized in the genus. To facilitate its recognition, we provide an updated key to species of Andinopanurgus.
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We are grateful to Amy Comfort and two anonymous reviewers for their comments and suggestions that improved the manuscript. V.H.G. received partial support through a NSF’s REU program (DBI 1560389). This is a contribution of the Division of Entomology, University of Kansas Natural History Museum. V.H.G. received partial support through a National Science Foundation (NSF), Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program (DBI 1560389).
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