Sighting

Andrew Allen 9 Mar 2019

Megachile bee, Eynesbury, Victoria

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Sighted 9 Mar 2019

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  • Roch Desmier de Chenon 10 March 2019
    Megachile ferox
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Megachilidae: Megachile: ferox
    Common Names: Bees, Megachilids, Megachild bees
    Roch Desmier de Chenon says

    Hi Andrew Allen, it is Megachile ferox (Smith) female. But this a perfect proof that it is a Hackeriapis, a resin bee. I prefer to use also the old name: Chalicodoma ( Hackeriapis) ferox (Smith). It is a great photo, i have never seen Hackeriapis ferox in action collecting resin. Can you please give the name species of this tree, at least if it is a Eucalyptus it not. Congratulations.

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  • Andrew Allen 10 March 2019
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    Andrew Allen says

    Thanks for the ID Roch Desmier de Chenon. I’m pretty sure the tree is as a sheoak (Allocasuarina verticillata).

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