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A name change for our commonest stingless bees

In a timely newsletter, Aussie Bee tells of the new name for Trigona in Australia. 

It's Official:

Our Australian Trigona stingless bees have been given a new name. From now on their name will be Tetragonula.
For instance,
-- Trigona carbonaria, will now be called Tetragonula carbonaria; and
-- Trigona hockingsi will be called Tetragonula hockingsi.

This name change does NOT affect any of the species in the Austroplebeia genus. So the names of species such as Austroplebeia australis will remain unchanged.

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Comment by Pollyanna on February 25, 2013 at 21:23
And 'carbonaria ' makes me think of pasta :-)

I read one blog where they said many people just call then TC bees. Works for me.
Comment by Vanessa Collier on February 25, 2013 at 21:03

Haha Elaine, you're right! It does sound like some kind of funky STI.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on February 25, 2013 at 19:47

Gross ... sounds like a venereal disease. Some of the scientific names for animals and plants leave something to be desired ;-)

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