Records of Bees. 301 Abdomen small, fusiform, very shiny, bright ferruginous, the apical third strongly iuf uscated ; apex broadly rounded ; no hair-bands ; suture between first and second segments a little depressed. Hab. Queensland: no. 94.61; « Ridg. 11.91 ; 710." Close to H. sjiliecodoides, Smith, but the colour of the head and legs is different, and I do not feel justified in treating it as the male of that insect, hitherto known only in the female. Halictus vitrijiennis, Smith. A ? from Queensland (Ridg. 11.93 ; 711) agrees with Smithes too brief description and my notes on the type ; but there is just a possibility that actual comparison would reveal differences. XXXIII. — Descriptions and Records of Bees. — III. By T. D. A. CocKERELL^ University of Colorado. Phenacolletes, gen. nov. Tongue and paraglossse as in Colletes; labial palpi small, 4-jointed, the joints subequal, but the two middle ones the shortest ; distance between paraglossse and labial palpi greater than length of former; blade of maxilla about 2i times as long as wide, rounded at end ; maxillary palpi very small, not half the length of maxilla-blade, -the six joints stout, the first not easily seen, the second and third cylin-drical, the fourth and fifth short, the sixth narrow and pointed ; pubescence short, very finely plumose ; abdomen free from hair, except a very fine pruinosity, and shaped like that of a Tachijtes or Bembecid ; stigma small and narrow (about as in Leioproctus as figured by Smith) ; marginal cell lanceolate, tapering apically ; three submarginal cells — the first, on cubital nervure, at least as long as the other two together ; the second large, almost square, receiving the first recurrent nervure at the end of its first third ; the third about twice as long as the second below, but only as long above, its outer margin regularly curved ; the second recurrent nervure enters it a little before the beginning of its last fourth, and is practically straight, with only a slight irregular curvature ; basal nervure falling a very little l)asad of transverso-medial.