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Native cognatum halictid

Scientific Name
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) cognatum
Scientific Author
(Smith, 1853)
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictinae: Halictini)
Status
Native Australian Beneficial Species
Reliability
High
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Bio-Region

  • Australasian - Oceanian

Description

Occurs throughout much of Australia, including Cape York Peninsula, Northern Territory and northeast Western Australia but not the Torresian province areas of north Queensland. In southern Australia, the species distribution follows the eastern zone only of the Bassian province.

Material examined. Holotype of cognatus, male, Tasmania (as Van Dieman's Land), BM Type Hym 17.a.900 (BMNH, missing head, right fore and mid legs, hind legs and metasoma glued to card.)

Holotype of inclinans . female, Western Australia, Champion Bay (28ø46'S, 114ø36'E), (label reads ``Australia``), BM Type Hym 17.a.908 (BMNH, missing distal nine left flagellar segments.)

Holotype of haematostoma. male, Victoria, Windsor (37ø52'S, 144ø59'E), French, 196, USNM Type No. 58165 (USNM, missing left antenna, right flagellum and right mid leg, head glued to card and glue covers the entire head.)

Holotype of subinclinans. female Tasmania, Launceston (41ø26'S, 147ø08'E), 15 Feb 1914, collection F.M. Littler, 2568, USNM Type No. 58175 (USNM, missing distal five flagellar segments of left antenna.)

Queensland: Goondiwindi, Inglewood, Rathdowney, Warwick, Eulo, Cunnamulla, Leyburn, Yowah, Thargomindah, Moonie, Helidon, St Ruth, Jondaryan, Kihee, Glenmorgan, Mt Kiangarow, Charleville, Roma, Quilpie, Morven, Thylungra, Windorah, Bundaberg, Blackall, Moura, Bedourie, Boulia, Longreach, Middleton, Prairie, Mt Isa.

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory: Conargo, Canberra, Jerilderie, Browning, Goulburn, Cootamundra, Hay, Young, Wentworth, Booligal, Blacktown, Bathurst, Broken Hill, Parkes, Menindee Lakes, Muswellbrook, Warren, Broken Hill, Scone, Trangie, Mendooran, Gilgandra, Nyngan, Wilcannia, Cobar, Coonabarabran, Mootwingee Nat. Pk, Fowlers Gap Res. Stn, Gunnedah, Tilpa, Byrock, Narrabri, Bourke, Glen Innes, Moree, Tibooburra, Legume.
Victoria: Frankston, Nelson, Melbourne, Dunkeld, Clarkefield, Grampians, Glenrowan, Wilkur, Gunbower, Birchip, Kerang, Swan Hill.
Tasmania: Dunalley, Hobart, Cambridge, Launceston, St Helens, Devonport, George Town.

South Australia: West Beach, Naracoorte, Coorong Nat. Park, Keith, Clayton, Normanville, Monarto, Belair, Adelaide, Athelstone, Birdwood, Sandy Creek, Wild Horse Plains, Murray River, Golden Grove, Port Wakefield, Morgan, Kulpara, Lock, Pt Germein, Kyancutta, Lyndhurst, Orroroo, Wilmington, Port Augusta, Quorn, Mingary, Lake Torrens, Martins Well, Wilpena, Brachina Ck, Parachilna, Roxby Downs, Broughams Gate, Moolawatana, Roxby Downs, Leigh Creek, Myrtle Springs HS, Arkaroola, Billa Kalina HS, Marree, Coward Springs, William Creek, Etadunna HS, Cullymarra Waterhole, Coongie Lakes, Amata, Kangaroo Island, Victor Harbour, Poltallock Station, Williamstown.

Northern Territory: Finke, Urandangi, Dunmarra, Borroloola.

Western Australia: Pemberton, Kojonup, Busselton, Cape Lewin, Bunbury, Lake King PO, Lake Cronin, Darlington, Merredin, Northam, Moorine Rock, Carnarvon, Newman, Millstream.


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