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Effects of stings of Australian native bees.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Medical journal of Australia
Publication Date
Volume
149
Issue
11-12
Pages
707–709
Identifiers
PMID: 3200198
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Five cases of stings by native bees are reported. The reactions were various and include a fatality as a result of the sting of a presumed Lasioglossum sp. (Halictidae). The effects of stings from Lasioglossum spp., Homalictus dotatus (Cockerell) (Halictidae), and Euryglossa cf adelaidae Cockerell (Colletidae) are described. The rarity of severe allergic reactions to native bees and the rarity of stings by the same species makes a programme of immunotherapy inappropriate.

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