Gilles Mahé's scientific contributions

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Bees of the genus Colletes (Hymenoptera, Colletidae) in the Guérande peninsula (Loire-Atlantique, France). - At least seven species of Colletes have been found in the Guérande Peninsula. This paper illustrates the habitats where the species have been found, as well as the flowering plants visited.
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Rare bumblebees of the Queyras Regional Natural Park (Hautes-Alpes, France). - The author, who stayed in the Parc Naturel Régional du Queyras (France) between the 9th and the 17th August 2007, noted the presence of more than twenty species of bumblebees. This paper deals with the most interesting observations about Bombus gerstaeckeri Morawitz, B....
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We here report on observations on the parasitism of the solitary bee Colletes hederae Schmidt & Westrich (Hymenoptera: Colletidae) by triungulins (first instar larvae) of the European beetle Stenoria analis (Schaum) (Coleoptera: Meloidae). Our observations carried out in western France provide behavioural evidence that patrolling males of C. hedera...
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In March 1898 Abbé Jules Dominique (1838–1902; Bureau, 1903; Fig. 1) published an account of the bees collected by Constant Bar (1817–1884; Oberthür, 1888) and his family in French Guiana (Dominique, 1898). Jean M. Pérez (1833– 1914) had identified both the new and known species reported by Dominique and provided Dominique with manuscript names for...
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Observations of Bombus gerstaeckeri Morawitz (Hymenoptera, Apidae) foraging Dephinium dubium (Rouy and Fouc.) Pawl. (Ranunculaceae) in the Massif des Écrins (Hautes-Alpes, France). Bombus gerstaeckeri Morawitz, well-known as a bumblebee specialized on monkshood (Aconitum, Ranunculaceae), was observed in August 2006 in various localities of the Parc...

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... En effet, les projets Européen qui ont vu le jour ces dernières années sur la problématique « abeilles » ont permis de dégager plusieurs financements pour des thèses dans différentes structures de recherche en France (INRA d'Avignon, CNRS de Chizé, Université de Rennes…). Toutes ces études ainsi que le travail présenté ici se sont heurtés à la même difficulté d'identification des spécimens collectés(Vereecken et al. 2007, Patiny et al. 2009). Dans le cadre de cette thèse nous avons donc fait le choix d'aller plus loin que l'identification jusqu'au genre afin de faciliter leur travail. ...
... That being said, independent shifts from generalization to specialization also have been described in the family Halictidae ( Danforth et al. 2003;McGinley 2003). Similarly, Bombus consobrinus Dahlbom, 1832 and Bombus gerstaeckeri Morawitz, 1881, two European bumble bee species, have independently evolved specialization on Aconitum L. (monkshood) and other closely related species in the Ranunculaceae (Löken 1961;Müller et al. 1997;Westrich 1989;Mahé 2007; for the phylogeny of the genus Bombus see Cameron et al. 2007). ...
... Hemisia laticincta Spinola, 1841. 148 Comments: Taxonomic decision for synonymy: Rasmussen et al. (2007) and this work. The primary type of C. insignis was labeled as lectotype by Moure in 1957 but this designation was never published. ...
... Osservazioni. Il genere Stenoria Mulsant, 1857 comprende in Italia due specie, S. analis Schaum, 1859 e S. apicalis (Latreille, 1804) (BOLOGNA, 1991), entrambe con larve foretiche parassitoidi di Apoidei del genere Colletes Latreille, 1802, Andrena Fabricius, 1775 e Osmia Panzer, 1806 (BOLOGNA, 1991) e buona capacità di dispersione passiva ma limitata dal legame biologico con l'ospite (BOLOGNA, 1991;VEREECKEN & MAHÉ, 2007;VEREECKEN et al., 2010;WEIBEL, 2019). In particolare, recentemente è stato evidenziato un legame di S. analis con Colletes hederae Schmidt & Westrich, 1993(VEREECKEN & MAHÉé, 2007. ...