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Re-identification of an exotic bee introduced to the Hunter Valley region, New South Wales - 'Seladonia hotoni' (Vachal, 1903) (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)

Australian Entomologist, The
Volume 43 Issue 3 (Sep 2016)

Abstract: In 2004 and 2006, well-established populations of an exotic halictine bee were found in the Upper Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, Australia. On the basis of morphology, the species was identified as 'Halictus (Seladonia) smaragdulus' Vachal, 1895 by an expert familiar with that genus. Subsequently, it was discovered that there are six species in the 'S. smaragdula' complex, but none of the six had the same mitochondrial DNA barcode as the species found in Australia. The introduced bee has been shown to be conspecific with an African species by mitochondrial COI DNA sequences and identified as 'Seladonia hotoni' (Vachal, 1903) by morphology.

To cite this article: Batley, Michael; Pauly, Alain; Gollan, John R; Ashcroft, Michael B and Sonet, Gontran. Re-identification of an exotic bee introduced to the Hunter Valley region, New South Wales - 'Seladonia hotoni' (Vachal, 1903) (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) [online]. Australian Entomologist, The, Vol. 43, No. 3, Sep 2016: 109-112. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=325516452106351;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1320-6133. [cited 23 May 17].

Personal Author: Batley, Michael; Pauly, Alain; Gollan, John R; Ashcroft, Michael B; Sonet, Gontran; Source: Australian Entomologist, The, Vol. 43, No. 3, Sep 2016: 109-112 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1320-6133 Subject: Bee culture; Hymenoptera--Classification; Insects--Speciation; Halictidae; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Australian Museum Research Institute, Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney, NSW 2010
(2) OD Taxonomy and Phylogeny, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Rue Vautier 29, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
(3) School of Life Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney, Broadway, NSW 2007
(4) Centre for Sustainable Ecosystem Solutions, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522
(5) OD Taxonomy and Phylogeny, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Rue Vautier 29, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

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