Entomologist's Monthly Magazine
The author recently visited Guernsey from 27th July until 9th August 1991, visiting Herm on the 1st and 8th August, to survey the aculeate wasps and bees. The resulting list was compared with Richards (1978) and Archer (1993) with the consequence that 17 species can be added for Guernsey and 20 species for Herm. Two of these species are new to the Channel Islands (Table 1). All the newly recorded species, except for Evagetes pectinipes (L.), Aporus unicolor, Tachysphex obscuripennis, Argogorytes fargei, Philanthus triangulum and Nomada fucata, are not rare or scarce (= notable) species (Falk, 1991) which indicates that these species have been overlooked or are relatively recent arrivals on Guernsey and Herm. Three species were found that are not found in Britain: Evagetes siculus (Lepeletier) (Vazon Bay), Andrena agilissima (Scopoli) (Torteval coast, L'Ancresse Common), Sphecodes marginatus (L'Ancresse Common).
Archer, Michael E., "Recent Rare and Scarce Wasps and Bees (Hym., Aculeata) Recorded from Guernsey and Herm" (1994). An. Paper 40.
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