Euryglossa (Euryglossa)

Euryglossa ephippiata, copyright Dianne Clarke.

Belongs within: Euryglossinae.

The type subgenus of the genus Euryglossa is an Australian assemblage of small bees with coarse punctation on the head and mesosoma (Michener 1965).

Characters (from Michener 1965): Body black without yellow markings, metasoma and parts of thorax occasionally metallic blue or green, metasoma and dorsum of thorax occasionally red. Eyes of female usually parallel, of male converging below; antenna at or slightly below middle of face, interantennal distance equal to (small species) to less than half (large species) of antennocular distance; subantennal sutures about as long as diameter of antennal sockets, converging above, at least in females; facial fovea usually linear. Thorax broad anteriorly, anterior end of scutum nearly as broad as scutal width at anterior ends of tegulae, curved down rather sharply so that there is a short anterior surface usually distinctively sculptured; scutum coarsely punctured, in female with large shining interspaces or impunctate areas; basitibial area of female demarked by large tubercles or by carinae basally, heavy tubercle that marks end of basitibial area between one-third and one-half of distance from base to apex, additional tubercles occasionally present along outer edge of tibia beyond large tubercle; inner hind tibial spur of female strongly pectinate; claws of female with large median tooth so that they are divergently bifid; propodeum largely vertical, horizontal zone rarely wider than metanotum; prestigma more than half as long as distance from base of stigma to vein r; stigma shorter, usually much shorter, than costal edge of marginal cell; apex of marginal cell usually well separated from costa; second submarginal cell more than half as long as first; fovea of second tergum commonly recognizable, three or four times as long as broad.

<==Euryglossa Smith 1853 (Euryglossa) [incl. Euryglossimorpha Strand 1910]M65
    |--*E. (E.) cupreochalybea Smith 1853M65
    |--E. (E.) adelaidae Cockerell 1905M65
    |--E. (E.) albosignata Cockerell 1929M65
    |--E. (E.) antennata (Rayment 1935) [=Euryglossimorpha antennata]M65
    |--E. (E.) apicalis Cockerell 1913M65
    |--E. (E.) aureomaculata (Rayment 1949) [=Euryglossimorpha aureomaculata]M65
    |--E. (E.) aureopilosa Rayment 1935M65
    |--E. (E.) aurescens Cockerell 1913M65
    |--E. (E.) bicolor Smith 1862M65
    |--E. (E.) chrysoceras Cockerell 1910M65
    |--E. (E.) cincticornis Cockerell 1913M65 [=Euryglossimorpha cincticornisR35]
    |--E. (E.) coventryi Rayment 1935M65
    |--E. (E.) depressa Smith 1853M65
    |--E. (E.) edwardsii Cockerell 1907M65
    |--E. (E.) ephippiata Smith 1862M65
    |--E. (E.) extrema Rayment 1935M65 [=E. depressa extremaR35]
    |--E. (E.) frenchii Cockerell 1910M65
    |--E. (E.) haematura Cockerell 1911M65
    |--E. (E.) jucunda Smith 1879M65
    |--E. (E.) lateralis (Friese 1924) [=Stilpnosoma laterale]M65
    |--E. (E.) leptospermi Cockerell 1910M65
    |--E. (E.) longicornis Cockerell 1922M65
    |--E. (E.) murrayensis (Rayment 1935) [=Euryglossidia murrayensis]M65
    |--E. (E.) myrtacearum Cockerell 1910M65
    |--E. (E.) nigra Smith 1879 [=*Euryglossimorpha nigra]M65
    |--E. (E.) nigrocaerulea Cockerell 1913M65
    |--E. (E.) nubilipennis Cockerell 1914M65
    |--E. (E.) obscura Cockerell 1929M65
    |--E. (E.) occipitalis Cockerell 1922M65
    |--E. (E.) oxleyi (Cockerell 1905) [=Halictus oxleyi]M65
    |--E. (E.) pavonura Cockerell 1910M65
    |--E. (E.) picea (Friese 1924) [=Stilpnosoma picea]M65
    |--E. (E.) politifrons Cockerell 1922M65
    |--E. (E.) polysticta Cockerell 1922M65
    |--E. (E.) proxima (Rayment 1935) [=Euryglossimorpha proxima]M65
    |--E. (E.) punctata (Rayment 1935) [=Euryglossidia punctata]M65
    |--E. (E.) ‘punctata’ Rayment 1939 non Euryglossidia punctata Rayment 1935M65
    |--E. (E.) reginae Cockerell 1905M65
    |--E. (E.) rhodochlora Cockerell 1914M65
    |--E. (E.) ruberrima Cockerell 1913M65
    |--E. (E.) rubricata Smith 1879M65
    |--E. (E.) ruficauda (Rayment 1948) [=Euryglossimorpha ruficauda]M65
    |--E. (E.) salaris Cockerell 1910M65
    |--E. (E.) sanguinosa Cockerell 1913M65
    |--E. (E.) schomburgki Cockerell 1910M65
    |--E. (E.) scutellata Rayment 1939M65
    |--E. (E.) sparsa Cockerell 1916M65
    |--E. (E.) subfusa Cockerell 1910M65
    |--E. (E.) subsericea Cockerell 1905 [incl. Stilpnosoma turneri Friese 1924 nec Baker 1906 nec Friese 1917]M65
    |--E. (E.) tenuicornis Cockerell 1913M65
    |--E. (E.) terminata Smith 1853M65
    |--E. (E.) thoracica (Friese 1924) [=Stilpnosoma thoracicum]M65
    |--E. (E.) tricolor Smith 1879M65
    |--E. (E.) turneri (Baker 1906) [=Stilpnosoma turneri]M65
    |--E. (E.) variabilis Perkins 1912M65
    |--E. (E.) variegata (Friese 1924) [=Stilpnosoma variegatum]M65
    |--E. (E.) ventralis (Friese 1924) [=Stilpnosoma ventrale]M65
    `--E. (E.) victoriae Cockerell 1910M65

*Type species of generic name indicated


[M65] 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.

[R35] Rayment, T. 1935. A Cluster of Bees: Sixty essays on the life-histories of Australian bees, with specific descriptions of over 100 new species. Endeavour Press: Sydney.

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