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Species Amegilla (Zonamegilla) cingulata (Fabricius, 1775)




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), Carnarvon (CAR), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Gascoyne (GAS), Gawler (GAW), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN), Mallee (MAL), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Murchison (MUR), Nandewar (NAN), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Pilbara (PIL), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Victorian Midlands (VM), Warren (WAR), Wet Tropics (WT), Yalgoo (YAL)

Ecological Descriptors

Adult: mellivore, solitary, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Nest gregariously in decomposing sandstone, flower visiting record: mango, tomatoes, Hypochoeris L. [Asteraceae], Ipomoea L. [Convolvulaceae], Lantana L. [Verbenaceae], Persoonia Sm. [Proteaceae], Rosa L. [Rosaceae].


General References

Cockerell, T.D.A. 1922. Australian bees in the Queensland Museum. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 7: 257-279 [Date published 31/12/1922] (Anthophora lilacine emended to Anthophora lilacina Cockerell, 1921)

Dalla Torre, K.W. 1896. Catalogus Hymenopterorum Hucusque Descriptorum Systematicus et Synonymicus. Apidae (Anthophila). Lipsiae : G. Engelmann Vol. x 643 pp. [Date published 31/12/1896] (as Podalirius cingulatus (Fabricius, 1775))

Dollin, A., Batley, M., Robinson, M. & Faulkner, B. 2000. Native Bees of the Sydney Region. A Field Guide. North Richmond, NSW : Australian Native Bee Research Centre 70 pp. [52]

Fabricius, J.C. 1804. Systema Piezatorum secundum ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. Brunsvigae : Carolum Reichard xiv 439 pp. (as Megilla cingulata (Fabricius, 1775))

Friese, H. 1911. Zur Bienenfauna Neuguineas und der benachbarten Gebiete (Hym.) (Nachtrag II). Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 1911: 448-453 [Date published 31/12/1911] (taxonomy, as Anthophora emendata (Smith, 1879))

Meade-Waldo, G. 1914. Notes on the Apidae (Hymenoptera) in the collection of the British Museum, with descriptions of new species. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8 13: 45-58 [Date published 31/12/1914] (taxonomy)

Michener, C.D. & Houston, T.F. 1991. Apoidea. pp. 993-1000 in CSIRO (ed.). The Insects of Australia. A textbook for students and research workers. Melbourne : Melbourne University Press Vol. 2 pp. 543-1137. (illustration)

Rayment, T. 1935. A Cluster of Bees. Sixty essays on the life-histories of Australian bees, with specific descriptions of over 100 new species, and an introduction by Professor E.F. Phillips, D.Ph., Cornell University, U.S.A. Sydney : Endeavour Press. 752 pp. (biology)

Rayment, T. 1944. A critical revision of species in the zonata group of Anthophora by new characters (Part I). Treubia (Japanese edition) 1: 1-30 [Date published 31/12/1944: dated 1942, actual date of issue 1944] (illustration, as Anthophora gilberti Cockerell, 1905)

Rayment, T. 1947. A critical revision of species in the zonata group of Anthophora by new characters (Part II). Treubia 19: 46-73 [Date published 31/12/1947] (taxonomy)

Sichel, J. 1869. in Dours, J.A. Monographie iconographique du genre Anthophora, Latr. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Nord de la France 2: 5-211 [Date published 31/12/1869] (as Anthophora zonata cingulata (Fabricius, 1775))


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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