Erroneous record of the mud-dauber wasp, Sceliphron laetum (Hymenoptera : Sphecidae), in New Zealand

@article{Callan1980ErroneousRO,
  title={Erroneous record of the mud-dauber wasp, Sceliphron laetum (Hymenoptera : Sphecidae), in New Zealand},
  author={E. McC. Callan},
  journal={New Zealand Entomologist},
  year={1980},
  volume={7},
  pages={134-135}
}
  • E. Callan
  • Published 1980
  • Geography
  • New Zealand Entomologist
The mud-dauber wasp, Sceliphron laetum (F. Smith), was erroneously recorded from New Zealand. It does not occur there. 
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