Sighting

Ken Walker 19 Feb 2013

Bubbling Hylaeine bee

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Sighted 5 Jan 2013
44 Marlin Street, Smiths Beach VIC 3922, Australia

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Identifications

  • Ken Walker 5 March 2013
    Corymbia ficifolia
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Plantae: Angiospermae: Dicotyledons: Myrtales: Myrtaceae: Corymbia: ficifolia
    Common Names: Myrtaceae family, Red-flowering Gum
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  • Ken Walker 19 February 2013
    Hylaeus Euprosopis honestus
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Colletidae: Hylaeus Euprosopis: honestus
    Common Names: Bees, Colletids, hylaeine colletid bees
    Ken Walker says

    This bee was concentrating on bubbling nectar and did not bother with me photographing her.

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Notes

  • Ken Walker 5 March 2013
    Distribution

    This species occurs across the Southern half of Australia following the coastline.

    Food

    It has been recorded on a wide variety of flowering plants: blackberry, Aster [Asteraceae], Bursaria [Pittosporaceae], Calytrix [Myrtaceae], Eucalyptus [Myrtaceae], Eugenia [Myrtaceae], Hypochaeris [Asteraceae], Jacksonia [Fabaceae], Leptospermum [Myrtaceae], Melaleuca [Myrtaceae] and Pittosporum [Pittosporaceae].

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