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.

Bibliographic Data

Title
The exotic bee Halictus smaragdulus Vachal, 1895 (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales: a new genus in Australia
Author
Gollan, J. R; Batley. M; Reid. C. A. M
Year
2008
Publication Type
Refereed Article
Journal
Australian Entomologist
Number of pages
21-26
Volume
35
Issue
1