Trichocolletes sericeus (Smith)

Batley, Michael, 2012, Revision of the Australian Bee Genus Trichocolletes Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Colletidae: Paracolletini), Records of the Australian Museum (Rec. Aust. Mus.) 64 (1), pp. 1-50: 36

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.0067-1975.64.2012.1589

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:42F22568-9A99-4F96-A422-F020AA558F90

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/E93C9B69-4644-5D48-5DB3-FF17FDEB7FB9

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scientific name

Trichocolletes sericeus (Smith)
status

 

Trichocolletes sericeus (Smith)  

Figs 5 View Figs 5–9 , 40, 42, 73, 113

Anthoglossa sericea Smith, 1862, p. 59   (female).

Trichocolletes (Trichocolletes) sericeus   .— Michener, 1965, p. 80.

Trichocolletes (Trichocolletes) marginatulus Michener, 1965, p. 246   . n. syn.

Specimens examined. The holotypes of T. sericeus   ♀, Australia, BMNH Hym 17.a.395 and T. marginatulus ♂, Dunwich, Stradbroke   Island, Queensland, 21 Aug. 1958, C. D. Michener, ANIC and the following. New South Wales: ♀, Kandos Weir, 10 Nov. 1981, N. W. Rodd, AM (K.344532); 3♂, 2♀, Mellong Swamp (33.0858°S 150.7058°E), 29 Sep.–3 Nov. 2000, M. Batley, ex Dillwynia floribunda   , Podolobium ilicifolium   , Daviesia alata   & Daviesia acicularis, AM   (K.224180–81; K.316504–06); ♀, Mellong Swamp, 6 Oct. 2001, M.Batley, ex Podolobium ilicifolium, AM   (K.316507); 4♂, Mellong Swamp (33.0858°S 150.7058°E), 25 Sep. 2009, M. Batley, AM; 10♂, 5♀, Mellong Swamp, 12–21 Oct. 2001, J. Indsto, AM. Queensland: ♂, ♀, Dunwich, Stradbroke Is, 21–22 Oct. 1958, C. D. Michener, UQIC; ♂, ♀, Dunwich, Stradbroke Island, 21 Aug. 1958, C. D. Michener, ANIC. South Australia: ♀, 12 km S Monarto South Ferries Nat Pk, 8 Oct. 1973, P. B. McQuillan, on Leptospermum   bloom, SAM (32- 024667); ♂, Pinnaroo (35.5539°S 140.7614°E), 7 Oct. 2003, M. Batley, ex Dillwynia   sp., AM (K.316508). Victoria: ♂, ♀, Hattah, 11 Oct. 1953, P.J., MV (16505, 48).

Diagnosis

Eyes not hairy; metasomal bands broad; prominent supraclypeal area inclined relative to clypeus. Male scapes swollen ( Fig. 5 View Figs 5–9 ); supraclypeal area with dense hair. Female clypeus with coarse, dense punctures.

Remarks. Michener (1965) gave detailed descriptions of this species as T. marginatulus   . Similar to T. chrysostomus   from which it is distinguished by slightly smaller size (length male c. 11 mm, female c. 11.5 mm), the presence of hair on supraclypeal area of male and the density of punctures on the clypeus of female. Male genitalia and hidden sterna (Figs 40, 42, 73) are almost identical to those of T. chrysostomus   .

Distribution. Southeastern Australia between Brisbane and Adelaide (MDD, SB, SEQ) ( Fig. 113 View Figs 104–115 ).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Colletidae

Genus

Trichocolletes

Loc

Trichocolletes sericeus (Smith)

Batley, Michael 2012
2012
Loc

Trichocolletes (Trichocolletes) sericeus

Michener, C 1965: 80
1965
Loc

Trichocolletes (Trichocolletes) marginatulus

Michener, C 1965: 246
1965
Loc

Anthoglossa sericea

Smith, F 1862: 59
1862