The Sphecidae (Hymenoptera) of New Zealand

@article{Callan1979TheS,
  title={The Sphecidae (Hymenoptera) of New Zealand},
  author={E. McC. Callan},
  journal={New Zealand Entomologist},
  year={1979},
  volume={7},
  pages={30-41}
}
  • E. Callan
  • Published 1979
  • Biology
  • New Zealand Entomologist
The New Zealand Sphecidae are represented by the subfamilies Sphecinae, Nyssoninae, Larrinae, Crabroninae, and Pemphredoninae. Their relationships lie with Australia, and in the genus Podagritus with South America. The sphecid fauna is isolated and restricted and 16 species are discussed. A key is given to the genera and subgenera. The names applied to these wasps are updated and present knowledge of their nesting behaviour and prey is recorded. Most species are endemic, but there are two… Expand
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