|Title||Viper’s Bugloss Mason Bee, Hoplitis (Hoplitis) adunca, new to Britain (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae, Megachilinae, Osmiini)|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Notton, DG, Tang, CQ, Day, AR|
|Journal||British Journal of Entomology & Natural History|
Viper’s Bugloss Mason Bee, Hoplitis adunca (Panzer), is recorded as new to Britain. Morphological characters are given, and illustrated, to establish its identity and to distinguish it from other British bees. DNA sequencing was used to independently confirm the identification. This species is established at one location in London. Notes are provided on bionomics, the circumstances of its arrival and its status in Britain.