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Christine Seager 26 Dec 2018

Hylaeus Euprosopis honestus

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Sighted 23 Dec 2018
Milan Tce, Stirling, SA 5152

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  • Roch Desmier de Chenon 27 December 2018
    Hylaeus Euprosopis honestus
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Colletidae: Hylaeus Euprosopis: honestus
    Common Names: Bees, Colletids, hylaeine colletid bees
    Roch Desmier de Chenon says

    Yes it is a Hylaeus, subgenus Euprosopis, species honestus (Sm.). Female specimen closing the entrance of its nest with coating of characteristic cellophane like material.

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  • Christine Seager 26 December 2018
    Christine Seager says

    A possible Masked Bee sealing her nest entrance with a cellophane like substance. It's been quite fascinating watching her "lick" the entrance closed. Photos taken a couple of days apart, hopefully of the same species but different holes. The holes are approx 3mm dia

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