Trichocolletes Cockerell, 1912

Leijs, Remko & Hogendoorn, Katja, 2016, New species of Goniocolletes and Trichocolletes (Hymenoptera, Colletidae) from southern Australia, ZooKeys 598, pp. 99-111 : 106-107

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.598.9229

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scientific name

Trichocolletes Cockerell, 1912
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Hymenoptera Colletidae

Trichocolletes Cockerell, 1912

Remarks.

Ten species of Trichocolletes were collected during a Bush Blitz survey at Credo Station circa 120 km NW of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia between 29 August - 9 September 2011. The majority of the Trichocolletes species were caught on Mirbelia microphylla ( Fabaceae ) which was profusely flowering at many sites in the reserve. The Trichocolletes species avialis , nitens and rufibasis were most common and abundant, but among these also single specimens of aureotinctus , dowerinensis , dundanensis and leucogenys were collected. A single male of Trichocolletes eremophilae was caught in an area with flowering Eremophila ( Myoporaceae ) and Senna ( Fabaceae ). Additionally, a male (first recorded) and females of Trichocolletes luteorufus were collected on Senna glutinosa spp. chatelainiana. Here the male of Trichocolletes luteorufus is described.

As we only add the male of a single species, we do not produce a completely new key, but suggest modifying the key for the males presented by Batley and Houston (2013, pg. 5), by inserting couplets as follows:

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Colletidae