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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.

  • Irene Richardson identified a sighting

    Sighting Bee on Grevillea buxifolia in Dharug N P NSW

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    Sighted 13 Oct 2017
    Irene Richardson 16 October 2017
    Hymenoptera
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera
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  • Irene Richardson added a sighting

    Bee on Grevillea buxifolia in Dharug N P NSW

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    Sighted 13 Oct 2017
    Simpsons Track, Ten Mile Hollow NSW 2250, Australia

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  • Irene Richardson identified a sighting

    Sighting Carpenter Bees - on Grevillea buxifolia.

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    Sighted 14 Oct 2017
    Irene Richardson 16 October 2017
    Xylocopa Lestis
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae: Xylocopa Lestis
    Irene Richardson says

    Observed over three days - lots of females and a few males.

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  • Irene Richardson added a sighting

    Carpenter Bees - on Grevillea buxifolia.

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    Sighted 14 Oct 2017
    Simpsons Track, Ten Mile Hollow NSW 2250, Australia

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  • John Eichler described a sighting

    Sighting Small bee with black and orange banded abdomen. Lasioglossum Chilalictus sp?

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    Sighted 14 Oct 2017
    John Eichler 16 October 2017
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    John Eichler says

    Thank you for the ID Ken

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  • John Eichler added a sighting

    Small bee with distinctive facial markings. Hylaeus sp?

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    Sighted 16 Oct 2017
    Bay Trail, Black Rock VIC 3193, Australia

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  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting ♂ Bee

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    Sighted 10 Oct 2017
    Ken Walker 16 October 2017
    Halictidae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Halictidae
    Ken Walker says

    Definitely a Lasioglossum male but I cannot decide on which subgenus.

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  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting Native Bee

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    Sighted 14 Oct 2017
    Ken Walker 16 October 2017
    Lasioglossum Chilalictus calophyllae
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Lasioglossum Chilalictus: calophyllae
    Common Names: Bees, Halictids, halictid bees
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  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting Small bee with black and orange banded abdomen. Lasioglossum Chilalictus sp?

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    Sighted 14 Oct 2017
    Ken Walker 16 October 2017
    Lasioglossum Chilalictus erythrurum
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Lasioglossum Chilalictus: erythrurum
    Common Names: Bees, Halictids, halictid bees
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  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting Native bee with red-brown abdomen on Eutaxia in my garden

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    Sighted 14 Oct 2017
    Ken Walker 16 October 2017
    Lasioglossum Parasphecodes
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Halictidae: Lasioglossum Parasphecodes
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