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Native brazieri halictid

Scientific Name
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) brazieri
Scientific Author
(Cockerell, 1916)
(Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictinae: Halictini)
Native Australian Beneficial Species

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Diagnostic Images

Dorsal view - female
Vic. Beech Forest, 19 Feb 1992, K. Walker, on Watsonia det. K. Walker 1992
Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) brazieri (Cockerell, 1916) Halictus brazieri Cockerell, T.D.A. 1916. Some bees from Australia, Tasmania and the New Hebrides. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 68: 360–375 [367].

Type data: Holotype BMNH Hym.17.a.915 ? (described as ?), Yallingup, WA.


Halictus eboracensis Cockerell, T.D.A. 1918. Some bees collected in Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 6: 112–120 [117].

Type data: Holotype BMNH Hym.17.a.957 ?, Ebor, NSW.

Halictus subetheridgei Rayment, T. 1953. Bees of the Portland District. Victoria : Portland Field Naturalist's Club 39 pp. [23].

Type data: Holotype ANIC ?, Gorae West, VIC.
Paratype(s) ANIC 4?, Emerald, VIC (2 males), Gorae West, VIC (2 males).

Full description


Diagnosis. Most like L. repraesentans. Both sexes with body black. Female with frons coarsely reticulate, labrum median keel spatulate, lateral ridges weak; mesoscutum anterior margin with bilobed mesial projection, punctation moderately coarse, surface shining, dorsal surface of propodeum ruguloso-striolate, defined by posterolateral angular carinae, posterovertical surface plicate, dorsal rim raised, recessed mesially. Male with S3-S4 with dense long plumose hair across posterior margin, S5 with weak lateral tufts; forewings with 2nd r-m as strong as 1st r-m.

Remarks. Cockerell (1916b) gave the sex of the type of Halictus brazieri as male; however, examination of the specimen reveals that it is female.

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Museum Victoria
Walker, K.
19/04/2009 11:28 AEST
Last Updated
01/10/2011 17:44 AEST
Walker, K. (2009) Native brazieri halictid (Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) brazieri) Updated on 10/1/2011 5:44:25 PM Available online: PaDIL -
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