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Melissa imperialis  Friese, 1912
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1128717

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Mesoplia imperatrix (Friese, 1913)
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - homonym and junior synonym   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

  Expert: John S. Ascher, PhD   
  Notes: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore   
  Reference for: Melissa imperialis    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist - Draft-54, website (version Draft-54)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Ascher, J. S. and J. Pickering. 01 February, 2020. Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila).   
  Reference for: Melissa imperialis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Friese, H.   
  Publication Date: 1912   
  Article/Chapter Title: Neue und wenig bekannte Bienenarten der neotropischen Region   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Abteilung A, vol. 78, no. 6   
  Page(s): 198-226   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available at   
  Reference for: original description   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Melissa imperialis Friese, 1912 (now as Mesoplia imperatrix (Friese, 1913) (TSN 699426)) a primary junior homonym of Melissa imperialis Ashmead, 1900 (now as Mesoplia azurea (Lepeletier and Audinet-Serville, 1825) (TSN 699421)). Melissa imperatrix Friese, 1913 (now also as Mesoplia imperatrix (Friese, 1913)) was the replacement name. The junior primary homonym Melissa imperatrix Friese, 1921 was a subsequent unnecessary replacement name  



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