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Leioproctus is a genus in the plaster bee family Colletidae. Its members are primarily found in Australasia and temperate South America,[2] and include the most common native bees in New Zealand.[3] It includes the following species:[4]

Leioproctus fulvescens, Otago, New Zealand
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Colletidae
Tribe: Paracolletini
Genus: Leioproctus
F. Smith, 1853
Type species
Leioproctus imitatus
Smith, 1853 [1]

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  1. ^ "Subgenus Leioproctus (Leioproctus) Smith, 1853". Australian Faunal Directory. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. March 29, 2010. Retrieved April 7, 2010.
  2. ^ Lawrence Packer (2006). "A new Leioproctus with unique wing venation in males (Hymenoptera: Colletidae: Paracolletinae) with comments on unusual wing modifications in bees" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1104: 47–57.
  3. ^ John Early (March 1, 2009). "Wasps and bees - Native bees". Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage / Te Manatū Taonga. Retrieved April 7, 2010.
  4. ^ "Leioproctus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.