Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes)Xylocopa aeratus    

Metallic Green Carpenter Bee at ANBG

Xylocopa aeratus at ANBG - 16 Apr 2017

Identification history

Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes) Xylocopa aeratus 2 May 2018 michael.batley
Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes) Xylocopa aeratus 2 May 2018 Tim L

Significant sighting

MichaelMulvaney1.1K noted:
2 May 2018

New Botanic Gardens location for this locally rare bee

Author's notes

Xylocopa (Lestis) aerata. Sighted on 16 April 2017 at Australian National Botanic Gardens Section 87. It was a single female on a Crowea adjacent to a water tap. It flew off after less than 30 seconds and no further sightings have been made by me in this area to date.

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Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris at ANBG - 30 Apr 2018
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Petroica rosea at ANBG - 5 Apr 2018
Cormobates leucophaea at ANBG - 5 Apr 2018
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Candalides hyacinthina at ANBG - 21 Feb 2018
Ocybadistes walkeri at ANBG - 21 Feb 2018
Jalmenus evagoras at ANBG - 29 Jan 2018
Tachyglossus aculeatus at ANBG - 8 Jan 2018
Hyalarcta huebneri at ANBG - 8 Jan 2018
Platycercus elegans at ANBG - 18 Dec 2017
Bembix sp. (genus) at ANBG - 30 Nov 2017
Tachyglossus aculeatus at ANBG - 1 Nov 2017
Cacomantis flabelliformis at ANBG - 2 Oct 2017
Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2017
Sericornis frontalis at ANBG - 28 Aug 2017
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris at ANBG - 16 Jun 2017
Acacia cultriformis at ANBG - 23 Sep 2007

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 16 Apr 2017 1:36 PM Recorded on
  • Tim L Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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