97Re: Recently Introduced Bees
- May 18, 2007Hi Sam and others,
Thanks for the interesting postings on three species of introduced bees.
I should watch out for them here in Ontario because many of the species
that become established in your country make it up here pretty quickly
(but we have not always done a very good job noticing them early!). Good
examples are Megachile sclupturalis, Hoplitis anthocopoides, Chelostoma
rapunculi, Ch. campanularum to name just a few.
Unfortunately, my expertise is mostly in aculeate wasps. Could you post
some brief diagnoses that will distinguish these species from others?
I assume climatically all three should be able to become established
here. Based on the distribution map referred to this would certainly be
the case for the Anthophora.
Dr. Matthias Buck, Curator
Dept. of Environmental Biology
University of Guelph
Canada, N1G 2W1
Phone: (519) 824-4120 ext.: 52582
Fax: (519) 837-0442
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