Dasypoda intermedia spec. nov. from Iran is described. Its description fills a gap of our knowledge of the East Mediterranean fauna of the genus Dasypoda. The West Mediterranean Dasypoda species are well known but the eastern species lack convincing records. Moreover, D. intermedia spec. nov. is a very interesting species from a phylogenetic point of view. It shares some characters common to subgenera Dasypoda s. str. and Megadasypoda Michez, 2004, which provide further evidence for the close relationship of both subgenera.

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Michez, D. (2005). Dasypoda (Megadasypoda) intermedia spec. nov. (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Melittidae), a new species from Iran. Zoologische Mededelingen, 79-2, 123–127.