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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.



Pollinating Insects

To assist in pollination the honey bee (Apis mellifera) was introduced. Bumble bees (Bombus spp.) have been successfully introduced for pollination of legumes (red clover and lucerne).

by Roy Alexander Harrison, D.SC., Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Zoology, Lincoln Agricultural College.

  • Plant Protection in New Zealand, Atkinson, J. D., et. al. (1956)
  • Aphides of New Zealand, Cottier, W. (D.S.I.R. Bulletin No. 106, 1953)
  • Acalypterate Diptera of New Zealand, Harrison, R. A. (D.S.I.R. Bulletin No. 128, 1959)
  • The Butterflies and Moths of New Zealand, Hudson, G. V. (1928)
  • New Zealand Beetles and their Larvae, Hudson, G. V. (1934)
  • A Supplement to the Butterflies and Moths of New Zealand, Hudson, G. V. (1939)
  • Bibliography of New Zealand Entomology, Miller, D. (D.S.I.R. Bulletin No. 120, 1956)
  • Native Animals of New Zealand, Powell, A. W. B. (1947)
  • The Insects of Australia and New Zealand, Tillyard, R. J. (1926).