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Wild Pollinator Count

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The Wild Pollinator Count is a citizen science project that gives you an opportunity to contribute to wild insect pollinator conservation in Australia. We invite you to count wild pollinators in your local environment and help us build a picture of wild pollinator activity. We welcome contributions to this Bowerbird project group of sightings of insect pollinators (or potential pollinators!), including outside our "count weeks". Australia has lots of wild insect pollinators that are often overlooked. European honey bees get a lot of attention because they are an adaptable, generalist forager, which means they are happy to visit almost any flower, in most climate zones. They are also a social species, so their hives are easy to domesticate and manage. However, many native insects also contribute to pollination in crops and gardens all around the country. We still need to do a lot of research to identify all our insect pollinator species, understand their ecology and how they are affected by human activities. So far, we know that Australia has around 2,000 native bee species, all of which are important pollinators. We also know there are a couple of thousand butterfly, wasp, fly, moth, beetle, thrips and ant species, some of which are documented pollinators. Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of information on the ecology of many of these insects, what flowers they pollinate, or where they are found.

  • Ken Walker identified a sighting

    Sighting Blue-banded bee on Pimelea rara

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    Sighted 15 Apr 2017
    Ken Walker 2 May 2017
    Amegilla Zonamegilla asserta
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae: Amegilla Zonamegilla: asserta
    Common Names: Bees, Apids, Blue-banded bee
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  • Luis Mata identified a sighting

    Sighting Apis mellifera on Scaevola calendulacea

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    Sighted 15 Apr 2017
    Luis Mata 27 April 2017
    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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  • Luis Mata added a sighting

    Apis mellifera on Scaevola calendulacea

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    Sighted 15 Apr 2017
    Tea Tree Track, Cranbourne VIC 3977, Australia

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  • Luis Mata identified a sighting

    Sighting Apis mellifera on Scaevola albida

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    Sighted 15 Apr 2017
    Luis Mata 27 April 2017
    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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  • Luis Mata added a sighting

    Apis mellifera on Scaevola albida

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    Sighted 15 Apr 2017
    Tea Tree Track, Cranbourne VIC 3977, Australia

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  • Luis Mata identified a sighting

    Sighting Apis mellifera on Eucalyptus petiolaris

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    Sighted 15 Apr 2017
    Luis Mata 27 April 2017
    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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  • Luis Mata added a sighting

    Apis mellifera on Eucalyptus petiolaris

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    Sighted 15 Apr 2017
    Tea Tree Track, Cranbourne VIC 3977, Australia

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  • Luis Mata added a sighting

    Wasp on Brachyscome multifida

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    Sighted 15 Apr 2017
    Tea Tree Track, Cranbourne VIC 3977, Australia

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  • Luis Mata identified a sighting

    Sighting Vanessa itea on Pimelea rara

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    Sighted 15 Apr 2017
    Luis Mata 27 April 2017
    Vanessa itea
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Vanessa: itea
    Common Names: Butterfly, Nymphalids, Yellow Admiral
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  • Luis Mata added a sighting

    Vanessa itea on Pimelea rara

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    Sighted 15 Apr 2017
    Tea Tree Track, Cranbourne VIC 3977, Australia

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