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Native urbanus halictid bee

Scientific Name
Homalictus (Homalictus) urbanus
Scientific Author
(Smith, 1879)
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictinae: Halictini)
Status
Native Australian Beneficial Species
Reliability
High
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Host Genera

  • Fresh Flowers

Description

Nest gregariously and communally in soil, flower visiting record: Acacia Miller [Mimosaceae], Alphitonia Reisseck ex Endl. [Rhamnaceae], Amyema Tieghem [Loranthaceae], Angophora Cav. [Myrtaceae], Arctotheca Wendl. [Asteraceae], Atalaya Blume [Sapindaceae], Boronia Sm. [Rutaceae], Brachychiton Schott & Endl. [Sterculiaceae], Bursaria Cav. [Pittosporaceae], Calandrinia Kunth [Portulacaceae], Callistemon R.Br. [Myrtaceae], Calothamnus Lab. [Myrtaceae], Cassia L. s.lat. [Caesalpiniaceae], Daviesia Sm. [Fabaceae], Eucalyptus L'Hérit. [Myrtaceae], Frankenia L. [Frankeniaceae], Goodenia Sm. [Goodeniaceae], Hakea Schrader [Proteaceae], Helipterum DC. s.lat. [Asteraceae], Heterodendrum Desf. [Sapindaceae], Hibbertia Andrews [Dilleniaceae], Hypochaeris L. [Asteraceae], Jacksonia Smith [Fabaceae], Leptospermum Forster & G.Forster [Myrtaceae], Lomatia R.Br. [Proteaceae], Melaleuca L. [Myrtaceae], Morgania R.Br. [Scrophulariaceae], Persoonia Sm. [Proteaceae], Pimelea Gaertner [Thymelaeaceae], Pittosporum Gaertner [Pittosporaceae], Scaevola L. [Goodeniaceae], Swainsona Salisb. [Fabaceae], Terminalia L. [Combretaceae], Trachymene Rudge [Apiaceae], Veronica L. [Scrophulariaceae], Wahlenbergia Roth [Campanulaceae].


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