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Native urbanus halictid bee

Scientific Name
Homalictus (Homalictus) urbanus
Scientific Author
(Smith, 1879)
(Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictinae: Halictini)
Native Australian Beneficial Species

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Bernhardt, P. & Weston, P.H. 1996. The pollination ecology of Persoonia (Proteaceae) in eastern Australia. Telopea 6(4): 775-804 [789] (flower record)

Dollin, A., Batley, M., Robinson, M. & Faulkner, B. 2000. Native Bees of the Sydney Region. A Field Guide. North Richmond, NSW : Australian Native Bee Research Centre 70 pp. [39] (biology)

Keighery, G.J. 1975. Parallel evolution of floral structures in Darwinia (Myrtaceae) and Pimelea (Thymeleaceae). Western Australian Naturalist 13: 46-50 (flower record)

Michener, C.D. 1960. Notes on the biology and supposed parthenogenesis of halictine bees from the Australian region. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 33: 85-96 (biology)

Michener, C.D. 1965. A classification of the bees of the Australian and South Pacific regions. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 130: 1-362 (flower records, as Homalictus urbanus (Smith, 1879), Homalictus suburbanus (Cockerell, 1930))

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. (flower record)

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


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