Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Species Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) vitripenne (Smith, 1879)


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy




New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Throughout most of southern Australia (not TAS) with some records from NT and northern WA.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Burt Plain (BRT), Central Arnhem (CA), Carnarvon (CAR), Channel Country (CHC), Central Kimberley (CK), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Coolgardie (COO), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Central Ranges (CR), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Dampierland (DL), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Finke (FIN), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Gascoyne (GAS), Gawler (GAW), Gibson Desert (GD), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Hampton (HAM), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Mallee (MAL), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mulga Lands (ML), Murchison (MUR), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), Northern Kimberley (NK), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Nullarbor (NUL), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Pilbara (PIL), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Stony Plains (STP), Sturt Plateau (STU), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Tanami (TAN), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Warren (WAR), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

Adult: mellivore, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Flower visiting records: Acacia Miller [Mimosaceae], Alphitonia Reisseck ex Endl. [Rhamnaceae], Amyema Tieghem [Loranthaceae], Angophora Cav. [Myrtaceae], Atalaya Blume [Sapindaceae], Baeckea L. [Myrtaceae], Boronia Sm. [Rutaceae], Bursaria Cav. [Pittosporaceae], Callistemon R.Br. [Myrtaceae], Cassia L. [Caesalpiniaceae], Chrysanthemum L. [Asteraceae], Eremophila R.Br. [Myoporaceae], Eucalyptus L'Hérit. [Myrtaceae], Gastrolobium R.Br. [Fabaceae], Grevillea R.Br. ex J. Knight [Proteaceae], Hakea Schrader [Proteaceae], Jacksonia Smith [Fabaceae], Leptospermum Forster & G.Forster [Myrtaceae], Melaleuca L. [Myrtaceae], Micromyrtus Benth. [Myrtaceae], Nitraria L. [Zygophyllaceae], Olearia Moench [Asteraceae], Ptilotus R.Br. [Amaranthaceae], Stemodia L. [Scrophulariaceae], Taraxacum G.Weber [Asteraceae], Trachymene Rudge [Apiaceae], Velleia Sm. [Goodeniaceae], Wahlenbergia Roth [Campanulaceae].


General References

Cockerell, T.D.A. 1904. The halictine bees of the Australian region. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 14: 208-213 [Date published 31/12/1904] (taxonomy)

Cockerell, T.D.A. 1905. Descriptions and records of bees. II. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 16: 292-301 [Date published 31/12/1905] (distribution)

Cockerell, T.D.A. 1914. Descriptions and records of bees. LIX. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8 13: 504-522 [Date published 31/12/1914] (variety)

Cockerell, T.D.A. 1922. Australian bees in the Queensland Museum. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 7: 257-279 [Date published 31/12/1922] (distribution, as purnongensis)

Evans, H.E. & Matthews, R.W. 1973. Systematics and nesting behavior of Australian Bembix sand wasps (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae). Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 20: iv, 1-387 [Date published 31/12/1973] (as prey, as purnongense)

Michener, C.D. 1960. Notes on the biology and supposed parthenogenesis of halictine bees from the Australian region. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 33: 85-96 [Date published 31/12/1960] (biology)

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] (flower record)

Rayment, T. 1931. Bees in the collections of the Western Australian Museum and the Agricultural Department, Perth. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Western Australia 17: 157-190 [Date published 31/12/1931] (description of male)

Walker, K. 1995. Revision of the Australian native bee subgenus Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 55: 1-423 [Date published 31/12/95] [239] (redescription, distribution, flower records)

Walker, K.L. 1986. Revision of the Australian species of the genus Homalictus Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Memoirs of Museum Victoria 47: 105-200 [Date published 31/12/1986] [168] (generic placement of purpureus)


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 20-Sep-2012 MODIFIED
07-Aug-2012 23-Jul-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)