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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.

  • Laurence Sanders identified a sighting

    Sighting Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) quadatrum

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    Sighted 21 Feb 2017
    Laurence Sanders 22 February 2017
    Lasioglossum Chilalictus quadratum
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Lasioglossum Chilalictus: quadratum
    Common Names: Bees, Halictids, halictid bees
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  • Laurence Sanders added a sighting

    Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) quadatrum

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    Sighted 21 Feb 2017
    20 Bicentennial Dr, Emerald QLD 4720, Australia

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  • Roch Desmier de Chenon identified a sighting

    Sighting One of few bees seen on this Queensland trip

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    Sighted 18 Feb 2017
    Roch Desmier de Chenon 21 February 2017
    Amegilla Zonamegilla cingulata
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae: Amegilla Zonamegilla: cingulata
    Common Names: Bees, Apids, Blue-banded bee
    Roch Desmier de Chenon says

    Hi Linda, photo not sharp but the pilosity on tibia III seems reddish, therefore it must be Zonamegilla cingulata.

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  • Linda Rogan identified a sighting

    Sighting One of few bees seen on this Queensland trip

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    Sighted 18 Feb 2017
    Linda Rogan 21 February 2017
    Amegilla Zonamegilla
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae: Amegilla Zonamegilla
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  • Linda Rogan added a sighting

    One of few bees seen on this Queensland trip

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    Sighted 18 Feb 2017
    867 Henry Hannam Dr, Mareeba QLD 4880, Australia

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  • Frank Prinz described a sighting

    Sighting Native Bee - Megachile Eutricharaea maculariformis

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    Sighted 20 Feb 2017
    Frank Prinz 20 February 2017
    Tagged With megachile
    Frank Prinz says

    Thanks very much for that Karen.

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  • Karen Retra identified a sighting

    Sighting Native Bee - Megachile Eutricharaea maculariformis

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    Sighted 20 Feb 2017
    Karen Retra 20 February 2017
    Megachile Eutricharaea maculariformis
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Megachilidae: Megachile Eutricharaea: maculariformis
    Common Names: Bees, Megachilids, Megachild bees
    Karen Retra says

    Hi Frank, the shape of the abdomen with multiple, complete white bands led me to this ID rather than M. lucidiventris. -Karen

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  • Frank Prinz identified a sighting

    Sighting Native Bee - Megachile Eutricharaea maculariformis

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    Sighted 20 Feb 2017
    Frank Prinz 20 February 2017
    Megachile lucidiventris
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Megachilidae: Megachile: lucidiventris
    Common Names: Bees, Megachilids, Megachild bees
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  • Frank Prinz added a sighting

    Native Bee - Megachile Eutricharaea maculariformis

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    Sighted 20 Feb 2017
    308 Craigmore Rd, Uleybury SA 5114, Australia

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  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting Native bee with pollen load

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    Sighted 20 Feb 2017
    Ken Walker 20 February 2017
    Megachile
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Megachilidae: Megachile
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