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Species Megachile (Eutricharaea) quinquelineata Cockerell, 1906


Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy




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

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, Qld, SA, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Esperance Plains (ESP), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN), Mallee (MAL), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Warren (WAR), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

Adult: mellivore, solitary, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Nest of cut leaves in ground, using burrows originally formed by spiders, flower visiting record: heliotrope, lucerne, Daviesia Sm. [Fabaceae], Pongamia Vent. [Fabaceae].


General References

Bray, R.A. 1973. Characteristics of some bees of the family Megachilidae in southeast Queensland and their potential as lucerne pollinators. Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 12: 99-102 [Date published 31/12/1973] (flower record)

Cockerell, T.D.A. 1912. Descriptions and records of bees. XLII. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8 9: 220-229 [Date published 31/12/1912] (distribution, as Megachile glaberrima Friese, 1911)

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

Doull, K.M. 1961. Insect problems of lucerne seed production in South Australia. Journal of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science 27: 11-15 [Date published 31/12/1961] (biology, as Megachile quinquilineata, incorrect subsequent spelling)

Meade-Waldo, G. 1915. Notes on the Apidae (Hymenoptera) in the collection of the British Museum, with descriptions of new species. VI. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8 15: 325-335 [Date published 31/12/1915] (distribution)

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. 1954. Incidence of acarid mites on the biology of bees. The Australian Zoologist 12: 26-38 (as host)

Tillyard, R.J. 1926. The Insects of Australia and New Zealand. Sydney : Angus & Robertson 560 pp. [Date published 31/12/1926] (illustration)


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)
14-Aug-2013 14-Aug-2013 MODIFIED
22-Oct-2015 20-Sep-2012 MODIFIED
07-Aug-2012 23-Jul-2012 MODIFIED
29-Mar-2010 MODIFIED