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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.

  • Linda Rogan added a sighting

    Only a tiny bee seen at Little Desert this trip

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    Sighted 23 Apr 2017
    McDonald Track, Peronne VIC 3413, Australia

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  • Ken Walker described a sighting

    Sighting Hyleoides zonalis

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    Sighted 23 Apr 2017
    Ken Walker 24 April 2017
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    Ken Walker says

    Well done Reiner. This is a bee.

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  • Natasha described a sighting

    Sighting Hyleoides zonalis

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    Sighted 23 Apr 2017
    Natasha 24 April 2017
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    Natasha says

    I think you're probably right, Reiner - on closer inspection, there doesn't seem to be any constriction around the yellow abdominal bands that I'd expect from Paralastor sp, but as far as I'm aware there is no such constriction to be found in H zonalis.

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  • Reiner Richter added a sighting

    ♂ Bee

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    Sighted 23 Apr 2017
    Marysville-Woods Point Rd, Cambarville VIC 3779, Australia

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  • Reiner Richter identified a sighting

    Sighting Hyleoides zonalis

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    Sighted 23 Apr 2017
    Reiner Richter 24 April 2017
    Hyleoides zonalis
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Colletidae: Hyleoides: zonalis
    Common Names: Bees, Colletids, hylaeine colletid bees
    Reiner Richter says

    I think it might be this wasp-mimicking bee, mainly because the wings aren't rolled up like they would for the wasp, but I'm not sure how variable the markings are.

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  • Natasha identified a sighting

    Sighting Hyleoides zonalis

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    Sighted 23 Apr 2017
    Natasha 24 April 2017
    Paralastor
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Paralastor
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  • Faye Arcaro described a sighting

    Sighting Hyleoides zonalis

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    Sighted 23 Apr 2017
    Faye Arcaro 24 April 2017
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    Faye Arcaro says

    Wasp looking critter was found walking across the driveway with what appeared to be a damaged wing. Lucky for us, as we may not have discovered this variety if it was flying.

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  • Faye Arcaro added a sighting

    Hyleoides zonalis

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    Sighted 23 Apr 2017
    2 Clements Pl, Jandakot WA 6164, Australia

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  • Linda Rogan described a sighting

    Sighting Little Bee

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    Sighted 17 Apr 2017
    Linda Rogan 24 April 2017
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    Linda Rogan says

    Reiner, what blooming plant was this? Do you know?

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  • Reiner Richter added a sighting

    Little Bee

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    Sighted 17 Apr 2017
    Adams Creek NCR, Lang Lang VIC 3984, Australia

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