Eur. J. Entomol. 113: 9-28, 2016 | DOI: 10.14411/eje.2016.002

A revision of the cleptoparasitic bee genus Coelioxys (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) from Australia

Léo Correia da ROCHA-FILHO
York University, Department of Biology, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada; e-mail:

The Australian species of the genus Coelioxys Latreille are revised. Six species are recognized: Coelioxys albolineata Cockerell, 1905; Coelioxys froggatti Cockerell, 1911; Coelioxys reginae Cockerell, 1905; Coelioxys weinlandi Schulz, 1904 and two new species: Coelioxys julia sp. n. and Coelioxys tasmaniana sp. n. Three names are synonymized: Coelioxys biroi Friese, 1909 syn. n. and Coelioxys albolineata darwiniensis Cockerell, 1929 syn. n. under Coelioxys albolineata, and Coelioxys victoriae Rayment, 1935 syn. n. under Coelioxys froggatti. Species descriptions and redescriptions, illustrations, distribution maps, floral records and a key to both sexes of all species are provided.

Keywords: Taxonomy, revision, new species, new synonyms, Apoidea, Megachilidae, Australasia, cleptoparasite, Coelioxys

Received: July 9, 2015; Accepted: October 13, 2015; Revised: October 13, 2015; Published online: January 8, 2016Show citation

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