Refereed Article The exotic bee Halictus smaragdulus Vachal, 1895 (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales: a new genus in Australia

Citation: Gollan JR, Batley M, Reid CAM. 2008. The exotic bee Halictus smaragdulus Vachal, 1895 (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales: a new genus in Australia. Australian Entomologist. 35. (1): 21-26.

Abstract:

 

The emerald furrow bee, Halictus smaragdulus Vachal, 1895, native to the western Palaearctic, is recorded from the Upper Hunter Valley region, New South Wales, Australia. Halictus Latreille is a genus previously unknown in Australia. The bee is well established in the area and has been observed visiting flowers of exotic plants, including Galenia pubescens - a declared noxious weed.

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