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Subspecies Thyreus nitidulus nitidulus (Fabricius, 1804)

  • Melecta nitidula Fabricius, J.C. 1804. Systema Piezatorum secundum ordines, genera, species, adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. Brunsvigae : Carolum Reichard xiv 439 pp. [386].
    Type data:
     Lectotype BMNH , probably N Australia or Aru Is. (there is no label on the specimen and the species does not occur on Ambon (Amboina), the locality given in the description).
    Type locality references:
    Lieftinck, M.A. 1959. Revision of the Indo-Australian species of the genus Thyreus Panzer (=Crocisa Jurine) (Hym., Apoidea, Anthophoridae). Part 2. Thyreus nitidulus (Fabricius). Nova Guinea ns 10: 99-130 [Date published 31/12/1959] [115].
  • Crocisa lamprosoma Boisduval, J.A. 1835. Voyage de Découvertes de l'Astrolabe exécuté par ordre du Roi, pendant les années 1826–1827–1828–1829, sous le commandement de M.J. Dumont d'Urville. Faune Entomologique de l'Océan Pacifique, avec l'illustration des insectes nouveaux recueillis pendant le voyage. 2me Partie. Coléoptères et autres Ordres. Paris : J. Tastu vii 716 pp. [Date published 27-III-1835] [653].
    Type data:
     Holotype MNHP , Vanikoro, Sta Cruz Is. (doubtful locality; Thyreus nitidulus nitidulus (Fabricius, 1804) known only from Australia, New Guinea and close islands).
    Type locality references:
    Lieftinck, M.A. 1959. Revision of the Indo-Australian species of the genus Thyreus Panzer (=Crocisa Jurine) (Hym., Apoidea, Anthophoridae). Part 2. Thyreus nitidulus (Fabricius). Nova Guinea ns 10: 99-130 [Date published 31/12/1959] [113].
  • Crocisa caeruleifrons Kirby, W.F. 1883. Report on a small collection of Hymenoptera and Diptera from the Timor Laut Islands, formed by Mr. H.O. Forbes. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1883: 343-346 [Date published 31/12/1883] [343].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH Hym.17.b.447 , Tanimbar (as Timor Laut Islands).
  • Crocisa caeruleifrons darwini Cockerell, T.D.A. 1905. Descriptions and records of bees. I. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7 16: 216-225 [Date published 31/12/1905] [219].
    Type data:
     Lectotype BMNH Hym.17.b.448 , Darwin, NT.
    Paralectotype(s) BMNH .
    Subsequent designation references:
    Lieftinck, M.A. 1959. Revision of the Indo-Australian species of the genus Thyreus Panzer (=Crocisa Jurine) (Hym., Apoidea, Anthophoridae). Part 2. Thyreus nitidulus (Fabricius). Nova Guinea ns 10: 99-130 [Date published 31/12/1959] [115]; Cardale, J.C. in Houston, W.W.K. & Maynard, G.V. (eds) 1993. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 10, Hymenoptera: Apoidea. Canberra : AGPS. [289] (interprets Lieftinck's incorrect inference of holotype as a lectotype designation (Art. 74, ICZN 1985)).
  • Crocisa beatissima Cockerell, T.D.A. 1907. A new bee of the genus Crocisa. Entomological News 18: 46 [Date published 31/12/1907] [46].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH Hym.17.b.456 , Adelaide, SA.
  • Crocisa omissa Cockerell, T.D.A. 1919. The Philippine bees of the families Anthophoridae and Melectidae. Philippine Journal of Science 14: 195-199 [Date published 31/12/1919] [198].
    Type data:
     Holotype USNM, Mackay, QLD.

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Lieftinck, M.A. 1959. Revision of the Indo-Australian species of the genus Thyreus Panzer (=Crocisa Jurine) (Hym., Apoidea, Anthophoridae). Part 2. Thyreus nitidulus (Fabricius). Nova Guinea ns 10: 99-130 [Date published 31/12/1959] [173]
  • Lieftinck, M.A. 1962. Revision of the Indo-Australian species of the genus Thyreus Panzer (=Crocisa Jurine) (Hym., Apoidea, Anthophoridae). Part 3. Oriental and Australian species. Zoologische Verhandelingen (Leiden) 53: 1-212 [Date published 31/12/1962] [173]

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia


Extra Distribution Information

New Guinea and adjacent Ils.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, NT, Qld, SA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Central Arnhem (CA), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Gawler (GAW), Kanmantoo (KAN), NSW North Coast (NNC), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Adult: mellivore, solitary, volant.

 

General References

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] (biology)

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. [55]

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, as Crocisa lamprosoma Boisduval, 1835)

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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20-Sep-2012 20-Sep-2012 MODIFIED
07-Aug-2012 23-Jul-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)