Rafael Rodrigues Ferrari

Ph.D. candidate, York University
M.Sc. in Zoology, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
B.Sc. in Biological Sciences, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Email: raf_ferrari@hotmail.com

Research Interests

My main interest lies in the fields of systematic and evolution of bees, that is, I've worked to discover the actual diversity of bees and to propose hypotheses for the phylogenetic relationship among these organisms.


  • Ferrari RR, Schlidwein C, Nemésio A. 2013. Description of the female Euglossa perpulchra Moure & Schlindwein, 2002 and an identification key to the females of the Euglossa decorata Smith, 1874 species group (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Euglossina). Spixiana (Munchen) 36: 99-103. Online full text
  • Nemésio A, Ferrari RR. 2012. Euglossa (Glossura) bazinga sp. n. (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Apinae, Apini, Euglossina), a new orchid bee from western Brazil, and designation of a lectotype for Euglossa (Glossura) ignita Smith, 1874. Zootaxa 3590: 63-72.
  • Fernandes GW, Ferrari RR. 2012. Fruits of Mimosa foliolosa (Fabales: Fabaceae) as Sleeping Shelter for Megachile (Pseudocentron) botucatuna (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Neotropical Entomology 41: 518-520. doi: 10.1007/s13744-012-0074-4
  • Nemésio A, Ferrari RR. 2012. The species of Eulaema (Eulaema) Lepeletier, 1841 (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Euglossina) from eastern Brazil, with description of Eulaema quadragintanovem sp. n. from the state of Ceará. Zootaxa 3478: 123-132.
  • Ferrari RR, Nemésio A. Description of the female Euglossa nanomelanotricha Nemésio, 2009 (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Euglossina). Spixiana (Munchen) 34: 221-224. Online full text
  • Nemésio A, Ferrari RR. 2011. Species of Euglossa (Glossura) and E. (Glossuropoda) (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Euglossina) occurring in the Amazon, including new records for Brazil. Zootaxa 2885: 1-13.
  • Santos Júnior JE, Ferrari RR, Nemésio A. 2014. The orchid-bee fauna (Hymenoptera: Apidae) of a forest remnant in the southern portion of the Brazilian Amazon. Brazilian Journal of Biology 74(3), suppl. 1: S184-S190. doi: 10.1590/1519-6984.25712

Favorite Recipe

[Brazilian barbecue]

Brazilian barbecue (uhhhhh)


  • Lots of meat
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Easier impossible - cut meat in generous slices, place them on skewers, season, and take everything to a preheated grill.

Funniest Research Story

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[Laurence in a good mood]
Dr. Laurence Packer
Ph.D. (Toronto)
Professor of Biology
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