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Native bicingulatum halictid

Scientific Name
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) bicingulatum
Scientific Author
(Smith, 1863)
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictinae: Halictini)
Status
Native Australian Beneficial Species
Reliability
High
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Halictus bicingulatus Smith, F. 1853. Catalogue of Hymenopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Andrenidae and Apidae. London : British Museum 197 pp. [57].

Type data: Holotype f (presumed lost), Melbourne, VIC.

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Halictus festivus Rayment, T. 1935. A Cluster of Bees. Sixty essays on the life-histories of Australian bees, with specific descriptions of over 100 new species, and an introduction by Professor E.F. Phillips, D.Ph., Cornell University, U.S.A. Sydney : Endeavour Press. 752 pp. [707].

Type data: Holotype ANIC f, West Warburton, VIC.

Halictus haematopus Cockerell, T.D.A. 1914. Some Tasmanian bees. Entomologist 47: 305–308 [307].

Type data: Holotype BMNH Hym.17.a.989 f, Launceston, TAS.

Halictus leai Cockerell, T.D.A. 1910. New and little-known bees. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 36: 199–249 [237].
Type data: Holotype BMNH Hym.17.a.968 ?, VIC.

Halictus sanguinipes Cockerell, T.D.A. 1914. Descriptions and records of bees. LIX. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8 13: 504–522 [513].

Type data: Holotype USNM 58177 f, Windsor, VIC.

Diagnosis. Most like L. aquilonium, see that species. Both sexes black, female metasomal posterior marginal areas light red-brown. Female with frons above antennal bases weakly concave, reticulate, mesoscutum anterior margin distinctly bilobed, surface dull, densely punctate, dorsal surface of propodeum weakly ruguloso-striolate, defined posteriorly by carinae just below dorsal surface, carinae form a ridge. Male with antennae long, AS4:AS2+3=1.4, paraocular areas hair forming a mat, S2 with posteriorly directed hair, S3-S4 with posterolaterally directed hair, S5-S6 with posteromesially directed hair.

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
25/03/2009 04:34 AEST
Last Updated
13/09/2011 16:47 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2009) Native bicingulatum halictid (Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) bicingulatum) Updated on 9/13/2011 4:47:21 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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