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Native punctatus halictid bee

Scientific Name
Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus
Scientific Author
(Smith, 1879)
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictinae: Halictini)
Status
Native Australian Beneficial Species
Reliability
High
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Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus (Smith, 1879) Halictus punctatus Smith, F. 1879. Descriptions of New Species of Hymenoptera in the Collection of the British Museum. London : British Museum xxi 240 pp. [36].

Type data: Holotype BMNH ?, Champion Bay (Geraldton), WA.

Halictus punctatus exlautus Cockerell, T.D.A. 1905. Descriptions and records of bees. II. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 16: 292–301 [300].

Type data: Holotype BMNH Hym.17.a.975 ?, Australia.

Halictus hedleyi Cockerell, T.D.A. 1910. New and little-known bees. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 36: 199–249 [231].

Type data: Holotype ZMB 2248 ?, Port Phillip (as Port Philip), VIC.

Halictus pallidifrons 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. [692].

Type data: Holotype ANIC ?, Ringwood, VIC.

Halictus subpallidifrons 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. [693].

Type data: Holotype ANIC ?, 6 miles E Melbourne, VIC.

Halictus phillipensis 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. [700].

Type data: Status unknown, whereabouts unknown, Sandringham, VIC (the locality data and the characters of the specimen in the ANIC labelled 'type' do not match those given in the original description, see Walker (1986: 153)).

Type locality references: Walker, K.L. 1986. Revision of the Australian species of the genus Homalictus Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 47: 105–200.

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Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
20/12/2009 11:36 AEST
Last Updated
01/10/2011 17:43 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2009) Native punctatus halictid bee (Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus) Updated on 10/1/2011 5:43:28 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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