Kōrero: Wasps and bees

Maaminga marrisi

Maaminga marrisi

A new family of native parasitic wasps, Maamingidae, has recently been found in New Zealand. Maaminga marrisi is one of the two species in this family. It is found in alpine snow tussock as well as coastal scrub and forest, especially on offshore islands. The family name comes from the Māori word māminga – meaning trickster – as they evaded discovery for so long.

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Lincoln University, Entomology Research Museum

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Early, 'Wasps and bees - Parasitic wasps', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11147/maaminga-marrisi (accessed 24 January 2020)

He kōrero nā John Early, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007