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New species in the bee subgenus Leioproctus (Exleycolletes) Maynard (Hymenoptera: Colletidae)
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Australian Museum Research Institute, Australian Museum, Sydney NSW 2010, Australia.
Two photogenic bee species from coastal areas of eastern Australia are described. Leioproctus doreyi n. sp. has bright orange hair on the face and thorax, unlike any other Leioproctus species in the area. Leioproctus melanopsis n. sp. is black with dense yellow hair on the scutum and has sometimes been misidentified as Leioproctus (Exleycolletes) flavomaculatus (Cockerell, 1905). Both should be readily recognisable from photographs. Both belong unambiguously in the subgenus Leioproctus (Exleycolletes) Maynard, 2013, which is nevertheless in need of revision.
Cite this paper as: Batley M (2023). New species in the bee subgenus Leioproctus (Exleycolletes) Maynard (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Australian Journal of Taxonomy 31: 1–8. doi: https://doi.org/10.54102/ajt.sx789
This paper was published on: 10/7/2023