Leioproctus otautahi Donavan, 2007



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Now recognised as a vagrant individual of L. launcestonensis to New Zealand (Donavan & Maynard, 2010).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)

Last (and only) record: 16-18 December 1959 (Donovan & Maynard, 2010)



Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Donovan, Barry J. (2007). Apoidea (Insecta: Hymenoptera). Fauna of New Zealand 57: 295 pp. Lincoln, New Zealand: Manaaki Whenua Press.


Other references:

Donovan, Barry J. and Maynard, Glynn V. (2010). The New Zealand native bee Leioproctus (Leioproctus) otautahi Donovan (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Colletidae) is synonymous with Leioproctus (Leioproctus) launcestonensis (Cockerell) from Australia. New Zealand Entomologist 33(1): 17-18.

Hitchmough, R. A., Bull, L. and Cromarty, P. (compilers). (2007). New Zealand Threat Classification System lists—2005. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 194 pp.

Hitchmough, R. A., Rolfe, J. and Stringer, I. A. N. (2017). Conservation status of New Zealand Hymenoptera, 2014. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 18. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 14 pp.

Stringer, I. A. N. and Hitchmough, R. A. (2012). Assessing the conservation status of New Zealand’s native terrestrial invertebrates. New Zealand Entomologist 35(2): 77-84.

Ward, D. F., Early, J. W., Schnitzler, F.-R., Hitchmough, R. A. and Stringer, I. A. N. (2012). The conservation status of New Zealand Hymenoptera. New Zealand Entomologist 35(2): 116-119.


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