In a timely newsletter, Aussie Bee tells of the new name for Trigona in Australia.
Our Australian Trigona stingless bees have been given a new name. From now on their name will be Tetragonula.
-- 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.