n African Entomology - The territorial invasion of Apis florea in Africa : short communication
|Article Title||The territorial invasion of Apis florea in Africa : short communication|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Affiliations||1 Mekelle Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopia, 2 King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, 3 Rhodes University and 4 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Dec 2014|
|Pages||888 - 890|
Apis florea took an inadvertent leap onto the African continent and was detected in Khartoum, Sudan, for the first time in 1985 (Lord & Nagi 1987; Mogga & Ruttner 1988). The occurrence of these bees in Africa is very likely via global transportation. Since then, A. florea has been gradually expanding its territory to the whole of Sudan (Moritz et al. 2010) and to neighbouring countries. Moreover, in Asia A. florea has been steadily expanding westwards, and it is now well established in the Middle East (Hepburn et al. 2005; Haddad et al. 2009).
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