Primary type information: Type-material: syntype workers, syntype queens, syntype males (numbers not stated). Type-localities: New Zealand: Peel Forest (South I.) (C.M. Wakefield), Oxford (South I.) (C.M. Wakefield), Lake Coleridge (South I.) (C.M. Wakefield). Type-depository: BMNH.
- Smith, F. 1876b. Descriptions of new species of hymenopterous insects of New Zealand, collected by C. M. Wakefield, Esq., principally in the neighbourhood of Canterbury. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1876:473-487. PDF