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Australian Bees

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There are approximately 2000 species of native bees in Australia. The species themselves, their distributions and floral associations are all of interest. There is still much to learn about the Australian bee fauna.

  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting Homalictus dotatus

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    Sighted 16 Aug 2017
    Ken Walker 18 August 2017
    Homalictus Homalictus dotatus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Homalictus Homalictus: dotatus
    Common Names: Bees, Halictids, halictid bees
    Ken Walker says

    And, it's a male!

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  • Simon Ong described a sighting

    Sighting Homalictus dotatus

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    Sighted 16 Aug 2017
    Simon Ong 18 August 2017
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    Simon Ong says

    Colletid?

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  • Simon Ong added a sighting

    Homalictus dotatus

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    Sighted 16 Aug 2017
    Unnamed Road, Durack WA 6743, Australia

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  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting Undescribed species of Leioproctus, thank you Ken Walker!

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    Sighted 10 Oct 2016
    Ken Walker 17 August 2017
    Leioproctus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Colletidae: Leioproctus
    Ken Walker says

    This is a undescribed species - it is definitely not L. cristatus or L. flavomaculatus.

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  • Joshua Holden identified a sighting

    Sighting Tetragonula ID required

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    Sighted 16 Aug 2017
    Joshua Holden 16 August 2017
    Tetragonula
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae: Tetragonula
    Joshua Holden says

    Yellow markings to neck and arm, 6mm.

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  • Joshua Holden added a sighting

    Tetragonula ID required

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    Sighted 16 Aug 2017
    Frenchville QLD 4701, Australia

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  • Rose Robin described a sighting

    Sighting Undescribed species of Leioproctus, thank you Ken Walker!

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    Sighted 10 Oct 2016
    Rose Robin 15 August 2017
    Tagged With gold and black native bee.
    Rose Robin says

    Two helpful women on a facebook page about Australian Native Bees wrote that it was either Leioproctus (Exleycolletes) cristatus or L. (E.) flavomaculatus. I'm very happy to learn that it is indeed a native bee.

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  • Joshua Holden identified a sighting

    Sighting Megachile Bee Pollen Rapture

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    Sighted 15 Aug 2017
    Joshua Holden 15 August 2017
    Megachile
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Megachilidae: Megachile
    Joshua Holden says

    Observed rubbing pollen on belly

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  • Joshua Holden added a sighting

    Megachile Bee Pollen Rapture

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    Sighted 15 Aug 2017
    Frenchville QLD 4701, Australia

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  • Tony Eales identified a sighting

    Sighting Female Lasioglossum (Chilalictus)

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    Sighted 11 Aug 2017
    Tony Eales 14 August 2017
    Lasioglossum Chilalictus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Lasioglossum Chilalictus
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