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.

 
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Short Form
Batley and Houston, 2012. Rec. Aust. Mus. 64(1): 1–50
Author
Michael Batley; Terry F. Houston
Year
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
24 May 2012
Cover Date
24 May 2012
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
INSECTA: HYMENOPTERA; TAXONOMY; BIOGEOGRAPHY
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24 May 2012
Available Online
24 May 2012
Reference Number
1589
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