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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 described a sighting

    Sighting Mystery bee at 61 Turton Street, Sunnybank

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    Sighted 21 Oct 2018
    Ken Walker 19 December 2018
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    Ken Walker says

    Jenny -- I just cannot see enough of this specimen to be certain of an ID. I feel it is a wasp rather than a bee.

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  • Jenny Thynne described a sighting

    Sighting Mystery bee at 61 Turton Street, Sunnybank

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    Sighted 21 Oct 2018
    Jenny Thynne 18 December 2018
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  • Jenny Thynne added a sighting

    Mystery bee at 61 Turton Street, Sunnybank

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    Sighted 21 Oct 2018

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  • Jeannie described a sighting

    Sighting Lipotriches Austronomia australica

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    Sighted 17 Dec 2018
    Jeannie 18 December 2018
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    Jeannie says

    Thanks very much for the identification :-))

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  • Leigh Roswen described a sighting

    Sighting Native Bee id?

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    Sighted 26 Oct 2018
    Leigh Roswen 18 December 2018
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    Leigh Roswen says

    Thanks Ken - at least you established it wasn't a wasp. Is that pale green marking behind the neck a feature of many of the native bees?

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  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting Native bee on Foeniculum vulgare

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    Sighted 17 Jan 2017
    Ken Walker 18 December 2018
    Halictidae
    (family)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Halictidae
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  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting Native bee on Raphanus raphanistrum

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    Sighted 28 Nov 2016
    Ken Walker 18 December 2018
    Lasioglossum Chilalictus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Lasioglossum Chilalictus
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  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting Hylaeus Rhodohylaeus proximus

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    Sighted 29 Nov 2018
    Ken Walker 18 December 2018
    Hylaeus Rhodohylaeus proximus
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Colletidae: Hylaeus Rhodohylaeus: proximus
    Common Names: Bees, Colletids, hylaeine colletid bees
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  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting Lasioglossum species

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    Sighted 17 Nov 2018
    Ken Walker 18 December 2018
    Lasioglossum Chilalictus conspicuum
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Lasioglossum Chilalictus: conspicuum
    Common Names: Bees, Halictids, halictid bees
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  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting Unknown - Possible wasp-mimic bee?

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    Sighted 6 Dec 2018
    Ken Walker 18 December 2018
    Hyleoides concinna
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Colletidae: Hyleoides: concinna
    Common Names: Bees, Colletids, hylaeine colletid bees
    Ken Walker says

    Well done! That is the wasp-bee mimic.

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