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Homalictus Generic Overview

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Homalictus Overview
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Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictinae: Halictini)
Status
Native Australian Beneficial Species
Native Australian Beneficial Species
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Homalictus Cockerell, T.D.A. (1919). The metallic-coloured Halictine bees of the Philippine Islands. Philipp. J. Sci. 15: 9-13 [13] [proposed with subgeneric rank in Halictus Latreille, 1804].

Type species: Halictus taclobanensis Cockerell, 1915 by original designation.

Subgenera:

Homalictus (Homalictus) Cockerell, 1919
Homalictus (Papualictus) Michener, 1980
Homalictus (Quasilictus) Walker, 1986

Danforth, Bryan N., and Shuqing Ji (2001) published: Australian Lasioglossum + Homalictus Form a Monophyletic Group: Resolving the "Australian Enigma" Systematic Biology, vol. 50, no. 2: 268-283.

Michener (2007) retains Homalictus as a valid genus.

Metasoma flattened showing distinct angles between dorsal and ventral surfaces; enormous scopal hairs arising from lateroventral surface of terga and on sterna; scopal hairs on hind femora plumose and arise on under surface of femora; large hairs on hind tibia pectinate, werect and clearly differentiated form the usually shorter, erect hairs on lower distal part of outer surface; hind tibia margin sinuous; forewing with weak third submarginal crossvein and second recurrent vein.

Males with gonobase continuing the contours of the gonocoxite.   

 

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
04/08/2008 04:33 AEST
Last Updated
19/07/2010 21:37 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2008) Homalictus Generic Overview (Homalictus Overview) Updated on 7/19/2010 9:37:42 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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