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Introduction and Propagation of the Leafcutting Bee Megachile Rotundata (F.) in New Zealand

  title={Introduction and Propagation of the Leafcutting Bee Megachile Rotundata (F.) in New Zealand},
  author={B. Donovan and P. Read and S. S. Wier and R. P. Griffin},
Olfactory Cues in Host Finding by Melittobia digitata (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae)
Abstract Chemical signals used by parasitoids to find hosts often originate from the host, its habitat, or both, providing critical cues for locating hosts that are often cryptic or highly dispersed.Expand
Effectiveness of the alfalfa leafcutter bee Megachile rotundata Fab. to pollinate perennial clovers
The alfalfa leafcutter bee can be recommended as an effective pollinator of alsike clover, red clover and white clover , increasing the options available to seed growers and leaf cutter beekeepers regarding choice of pollinator. Expand
A Fluctuating Thermal Regime Improves Long-Term Survival of Quiescent Prepupal Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)
It is demonstrated that implementing an FTR protocol dramatically increases the survival of cold-stored alfalfa leafcutting bees, effectively extending their shelf-life into the subsequent growing season, which could substantially ameliorate significant obstacles that restrict the more widespread use of this important pollinator. Expand
A review of New Zealand's deliberately introduced bee fauna: current status and potential impacts
The honey bee was introduced primarily for honey production but has become the most important insect pollinator of seed, vegetable, fruit crops and pastures and the spread of the varroa mite has increased the cost of managing honey bee hives. Expand
Preliminary observations of Osmia coerulescens as a pollinator of herbage seed crops
Results from the 1997/98 season show that O. coerulescens can be stored at 2–3°C with low mortality until the bees are 9 months old, but when stored to 10.5 months of age, reproductive vigour was lost and mortality was high, and control of Melittobia spp. Expand
Selection and importation of new pollinators to New Zealand
Criteria for selection of additional pollinators are suggested, which include minimizing disturbances to the existing flora and fauna, and the safeguarding of current crop yields. Expand
Bibliography of New Zealand research on herbage seed production
The bibliography presents 715 references concerned with herbage seed production in New Zealand covering the years 1881–1989, and assigns entries by subject. Expand
The Alfalfa Leafcutting Bee, Megachile Rotundata (Megachilidae), Does Not Pollinate Kiwifruit, Actinidia Deliciosa Var. Deliciosa (Actinidiaceae)
Alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata, and the alkali bee, Nomia melanderi are evaluated for the pollination of kiwifruit in New Zealand. Expand
Occurrence of the common wasp, Vespula vulgaris (L.) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) in New Zealand
The common wasp, Vespula vulgaris (L.), was found in March and April 1983 to be established in Dunedin, where 6 nests were discovered, which were sufficiently different from those reported in western North America to suggest that the New Zealand population originated elsewhere. Expand