Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Austrothurgus cognatus (Smith, 1868)




Western Australia

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


WA: Carnarvon (CAR), Gascoyne (GAS), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Murchison (MUR), Pilbara (PIL), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

Adult: mellivore, volant.


General References

Cockerell, T.D.A. 1930. The bees of Australia. The Australian Zoologist 6: 137-156, 205-236 [Date published 31/12/1930] (taxonomy)

Friese, H. 1909. Die Bienenfauna von Neu-Guinea. Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici (Zoologica) 7: 179-288 [Date published 31/12/1909] (distribution, doubtful, specimens from Sydney and Mackay)

Hacker, H. 1921. Catalogue of Australian bees. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 7: 99-163 [Date published 31/12/1921] (as synonym of Lithurgus rubricatus Smith, 1853)

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 [Date published 31/12/1965] (taxonomy)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
22-Oct-2015 APOIDEA (s. l.) 23-Jun-2016 MODIFIED
MEGACHILIDAE 24-Mar-2015 ADDED Michael Batley