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Mason wasps (Pison species, Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Crabronidae) in Aotearoa New Zealand

By John W. Early
PP. 63-69

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Pison peletieri female, lateral view, AMNZ96486

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Four species of Pison are recorded from Aotearoa New Zealand and include the relatively recently detected P. peletieri (2001) and P. marginatum (2020). All species are illustrated and a key to enable identification is provided. Information on the nest structure and prey of P. peletieri is given. 

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Early, John W., (2022). Mason wasps (Pison species, Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Crabronidae) in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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