To bier nye for den danske fauna (Hymenoptera, Apoidea): Two bee species new to Denmark (Hymenoptera, Apoidea)

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Hans Thomsen Schmidt, Isabel Calabuig, Henning Bang Madsen

Since the publication of the district catalogue on Danish bee species, an additional two species are hereby published as new records for the country: Osmia parietina Curtis, 1828 and Sphecodes rufiventris (Panzer, 1798). This brings the Danish bee fauna to a current total of 288 species, closing in on the number of bee species recorded for Sweden and Schleswig-Holstein in Germany.

By a mistake in the catalogue on the names and distributions of Central European bees by Warncke (1986), both these new species were already listed as occurring in Denmark. This error was inherited in several recent printed and online catalogues on bee distributions. However, this error is hereby clarified and the recent recordings presented. This paper outlines the general biology and how to identify the two species O. parietina and S. rufiventris, and presents the details
of the recording of the specimens and their respective localities in Denmark.
Original languageDanish
JournalEntomologiske Meddelelser
Issue number1-2
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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