Zoological Studies

Vol. 43 No. 4, 2004

A Taxonomic Study on the Subgenus Seladonia (Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Halictus) in China with a Description of a New Species

Ze-Qing Niu1,2, Yan-Ru Wu1 and Da-Wei Huang1,3,*

1Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, China
2Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, China
3Plant Protection College, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian, Shandong 271018, China

Ze-Qing Niu, Yan-Ru Wu and Da-Wei Huang (2004) In this paper, 17 species of the subgenus Seladonia (genus Halictus) from China are reported. One new species, H. (S.) multicarinatus sp. nov. is described. Two subspecies, H. (S.) confusus alpinus Alfken, H. (S.) confusus perkinsi Blüthgen, and 2 species, H. (S.) semitectus Morawitz and H. (S.) varentzowi Morawitz are newly recorded in China. A species checklist, a key to the species, a description of the new species, redescriptions of the newly recorded species and subspecies, and remarks for each species are given. The type specimens are deposited in the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.

Key words: Taxonomy, Halictidae, Halictinae, Halictus, Seladonia.

*Correspondence: E-mail: huangdw@panda.ioz.ac.cn