Sighting

Jenny Thynne 4 Nov 2018

Megachile Hackeriapis species on Leptospermum flavescens

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Sighted 2 Nov 2018
61 Turton St, Sunnybank QLD 4109, Australia

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Identifications

  • Roch Desmier de Chenon 5 November 2018
    Megachile Hackeriapis
    (genus)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Megachilidae: Megachile Hackeriapis
    Roch Desmier de Chenon says

    Very compact Megachilidae belonging to Chalicodoma Hackeriapis. Need the specimen to may be arrive to species identification.

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Notes

  • Roch Desmier de Chenon 16 November 2018
    Roch Desmier de Chenon says

    In addition to my first id, Chalicodoma Hackeriapis, the species name is Chalicodoma Hackeriapis punctata (Smith). It is a female specimen.

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  • Jenny Thynne 4 November 2018
    Tagged With bee
    Jenny Thynne says

    This bee which I haven't seen before was feeding on our Leptospermum flavescens. The Leptospermum flowers are about 15mm-16mm across, so it gives some idea of the size of this bee.

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