The Bees of Australia


UP to the beginning of 1905, 224 species of wild bees had been recorded from Australia, no less than 183 of them having been described by F. Smith, of the British Museum. I had the opportunity in 1904 to study Smith's types at the British Museum, and since then I have worked up the unnamed Australian material belonging to that institution, with the exception of some species of Halictus yet to be examined. The following list shows the genera found in Australia (including Tasmania), New Zealand, and the Austro-Malay Islands (taking the region as defined by Wallace), and the number of species in each.

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