Sighting

Karen Retra 17 Feb 2015

Bubbling bee

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Sighted 17 Jan 2015
363 Amatex Street, East Albury NSW 2640, Australia

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Identifications

  • Ken Walker 17 February 2015
    Homalictus Homalictus urbanus
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Homalictus Homalictus: urbanus
    Common Names: Bees, Halictids, halictid bees
    Ken Walker says

    Great image series.

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Notes

  • Karen Retra 17 February 2015
    Tagged With thanks!
    Karen Retra says

    Thanks Ken and sorry for the very slow uptake by me to get better at bee ID. I'll keep trying ... and reading everyone's great tips for ID. (The wasp vs bee one on Graeme's photo yesterday was also filed away!). Cheers, Karen

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  • Karen Retra 17 February 2015
    Tagged With not the best pics
    Karen Retra says

    Lasioglossum Chilalictus sp.? Need to improve my photography, but think it's possible to see elongated mouth parts manipulating the bubble? The bee seems similar to Mitch Smith's (excellent) images with this broad ID from about a year ago: http://www.bowerbird.org.au/observations/12978.

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