The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Pharohylaeus lactiferus (Cockerell, 1910)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 3 January 1923

Rediscovered: 3 February 2019



New South Wales & Queensland, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Cockerell, T. D. A. (1910). Descriptions and records of bees. XXX. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Zoology, Botany, and Geology 6: 17-31.


Other references:

Dorey, James B. (2021). Missing for almost 100 years: the rare and potentially threatened bee, Pharohylaeus lactiferus (Hymenoptera, Colletidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 81: 165-180.


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