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Abstract

Anthidium manicatum (L.) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) found on the island of Newfoundland, Canada.

Abstract

A. manicatum was collected for the first time on the west coast of Newfoundland on 21 July 2011 in Corner Brook. The specimen consisted of a female resting on the side of a house. An additional female taking nectar from Trifolium pratense near the first site was captured on 3 August. On 6 August, two areas of Stachys byzantina were located in the vicinity, and several male and female A. manicatum were observed. On 22 August 2011, a male A. manicatum was observed to be taking nectar from a Sempervivum sp. in a garden on Stampacute˜s Lane in St. Johńs (430 km from the first record). The establishment of this invasive bee on both the east and west coast of Newfoundland may have negative impacts on the native bee fauna.