Australian Museum Journal Revision of the Australian bee genus Trichocolletes Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Colletidae: Paracolletini)

Shortform:
Batley and Houston, 2012. Rec. Aust. Mus. 64(1): 1–50
Author(s):
Batley, Michael; Houston, Terry F.
Year published:
2012
Title:
Revision of the Australian bee genus Trichocolletes Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Colletidae: Paracolletini)
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
64
Issue:
1
Start page:
1
End page:
50
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.64.2012.1589
Language:
English
Date published:
23 May 2012
Cover date:
23 May 2012
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
INSECTA: HYMENOPTERA; TAXONOMY; BIOGEOGRAPHY
Digitized:
23 May 2012
Available online:
23 May 2012
Reference number:
1589
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (43kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (10170kb PDF)

Abstract

The endemic Australian bee genus Trichocolletes is revised. Forty species are recognised, including twenty-three new species: Trichocolletes aeratus, T. albigenae, T. avialis, T. brachytomus, T. brunilabrum, T. capillosus, T. centralis, T. dundasensis, T. fuscus, T. gelasinus, T. grandis, T. lacaris, T. leucogenys, T. luteorufus, T. macrognathus, T. micans, T. nitens, T. orientalis, T. platyprosopis, T. serotinus, T. simus, T. soror and T. tuberatus. Four new synonymies are proposed: Paracolletes marginatus lucidus Cockerell, 1929 = T. chrysostomus (Cockerell, 1929); T. daviesiae Rayment, 1931 = T. venustus (Smith, 1862); T. marginatulus Michener, 1965 = T. sericeus (Smith, 1862); T. nigroclypeatus Rayment, 1929 = T. venustus (Smith, 1862). Trichocolletes rufus (Rayment, 1930) is moved to Leioproctus and T. rufopilosus (Rayment, 1935) to Anthoglossa. Descriptions are given for new species and redescriptions for species described before 1965, including first descriptions of males of T. aureotinctus (Cockerell), T. burnsi Michener, T. latifrons (Cockerell) and T. maximus (Cockerell) and the females of T. dowerinensis Rayment and T. rufibasis (Cockerell). Lectotypes are designated for Lamprocolletes venustus Smith and Anthoglossa plumata Smith. Keys to species are provided for both sexes, as are distribution maps and a summary of recorded floral visitation.