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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.

  • Jenny Thynne described a sighting

    Sighting Homalictus urbanus on Diascia flower

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    Sighted 20 Jul 2018
    Jenny Thynne 20 July 2018
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  • Jenny Thynne identified a sighting

    Sighting Homalictus urbanus on Diascia flower

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    Sighted 20 Jul 2018
    Jenny Thynne 20 July 2018
    Homalictus Homalictus urbanus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Homalictus Homalictus: urbanus
    Common Names: Bees, Halictids, halictid bees
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  • Jenny Thynne added a sighting

    Homalictus urbanus on Diascia flower

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    Sighted 20 Jul 2018
    61 Turton St, Sunnybank QLD 4109, Australia

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  • Jenny Thynne described a sighting

    Sighting Pollen shaker

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    Sighted 19 Jul 2018
    Jenny Thynne 19 July 2018
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    Jenny Thynne says

    This female Blue-banded Bee was shaking pollen from a Solanum flower in our garden. I am amazed that we still have this bee here so late in winter. I have plenty of plants in flower for all of the visiting solitary bees.

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  • Jenny Thynne identified a sighting

    Sighting Pollen shaker

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    Sighted 19 Jul 2018
    Jenny Thynne 19 July 2018
    Amegilla Zonamegilla
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae: Amegilla Zonamegilla
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  • Jenny Thynne added a sighting

    Pollen shaker

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    Sighted 19 Jul 2018
    61 Turton St, Sunnybank QLD 4109, Australia

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  • Jenny Thynne identified a sighting

    Sighting Winter Cone-waisted Cuckoo Bee

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    Sighted 19 Jul 2018
    Jenny Thynne 19 July 2018
    Coelioxys Coelioxys albolineata
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Megachilidae: Coelioxys Coelioxys: albolineata
    Common Names: Bees, Megachilids, Megachild bees
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  • Jenny Thynne described a sighting

    Sighting Winter Cone-waisted Cuckoo Bee

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    Sighted 19 Jul 2018
    Jenny Thynne 19 July 2018
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    Jenny Thynne says

    Usually there are very few native solitary bee species in our winter garden, but this year is proving to be a real exception. Yesterday (19/7/18) I saw a Cone-waisted cuckoo bee visiting the basil and sea lavender. I've never seen one before after the end of May. The same goes for Neon Cuckoo bees and leafcutters. We've had colder minimum temperatures than usual, but the daytime maximums have been warmer than usual.

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  • Jenny Thynne added a sighting

    Winter Cone-waisted Cuckoo Bee

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    Sighted 19 Jul 2018
    61 Turton St, Sunnybank QLD 4109, Australia

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  • Matthew Connors identified a sighting

    Sighting Bee about 13mm body length. Found deceased in a pot of water.

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    Sighted 16 Jul 2018
    Matthew Connors 18 July 2018
    Apis mellifera
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae: Apis: mellifera
    Common Names: Bees, Apids, European Honey bee
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