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Species Amegilla (Asaropoda) bombiformis (Smith, 1854)




New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, Qld, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Flinders (FLI), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), NSW North Coast (NNC), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Adult: mellivore, solitary, volant.

Larva: sedentary.

Extra Ecological Information

Nest in soil, males found clustering on plant stems, flower records: Abelia, Buddleja L. [Loganiaceae].


General References

Brooks, R.W. 1988. Systematics and phylogeny of the anthophorine bees (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae; Anthophorini). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 53: 436-575 [Date published 31/12/1988] (illustration)

Cane, J.H. 1979. The hind tibiotarsal and tibial spur articulations in bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 52: 123-137 [Date published 31/12/1979] (morphology)

Cardale, J. 1968. Immature stages of Australian Anthophorinae (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 7: 35-41 [Date published 31/12/1968] (immature stages of probably this species)

Cardale, J. 1968. Observations on nests and nesting behaviour of Amegilla (Asaropoda) sp. (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophorinae). Australian Journal of Zoology 16: 709-713 [Date published 31/12/1968] (biology of probably this species)

Cardale, J. 1968. Parasites and other organisms associated with nests of Amegilla Friese (Hymenoptera: Anthophorinae). Journal of the Australian Entomological Society 7: 29-34 [Date published 31/12/1968] (probably this species, as host)

Cockerell, T.D.A. 1914. Descriptions and records of bees. LXIV. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8 14: 464-472 [Date published 31/12/1914] (distribution)

Cockerell, T.D.A. 1926. Descriptions and records of bees. CXII. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 9 18: 216-227 [Date published 31/12/1926] (type species of Asaropoda)

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 bombiformis (Smith, 1854))

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. [51] (flower records)

Hockings, F.D. 1980. Friends and Foes of Australian Gardens (including pests, diseases, parasites and predators). Sydney : Reed, in association with the Society for Growing Australian Plants 151 pp. (illustration)

Houston, T.F. 1991. Ecology and behaviour of the bee Amegilla (Asaropoda) dawsoni (Rayment) with notes on a related species (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae). Records of the Western Australian Museum 15: 535-553 [Date published 31/12/1991] (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] [215, 216] (illustration)

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] (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. (illustration)

Rayment, T. 1951. A critical revision of species in the genus Asaropoda by new characters. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne 17: 65-80 [Date published 31/12/1951] (distribution)

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

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 bombiformis (Smith, 1854))


History of changes

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