Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes)Xylocopa aeratus    

Metallic Green Carpenter Bee at ANBG

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Xylocopa aeratus at ANBG - 7 May 2018
Xylocopa aeratus at ANBG - 7 May 2018
Xylocopa aeratus at ANBG - 7 May 2018
Xylocopa aeratus at ANBG - 7 May 2018
Xylocopa aeratus at ANBG - 7 May 2018

Identification history

Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes) Xylocopa aeratus 7 May 2018 michael.batley
Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes) Xylocopa aeratus 7 May 2018 RodDeb1.2K

Significant sighting

MichaelMulvaney1.1K noted:
8 May 2018

see Roger's comments - thanks for helping us map the area of the Botanic Gardens utilised by this rare bee

5 comments

RogerF wrote:
   7 May 2018
Can you tell me which plant it is feeding on. Thanks
RodDeb1.2K wrote:
   7 May 2018
Have added 2 more photos showing the plant and the name tag of "Lomatia silaifolia".
Only had time for one pic and it was off.
RogerF wrote:
   8 May 2018
Thanks for the extra information. This is a new flower record for the MGCB. Do you remember which section the Lomatia was in. I have a map of the gardens with plant genus and section numbers. Keep up the good work and observations.
RodDeb1.2K wrote:
   8 May 2018
We just have the visitor's guide map and the area is marked as "PROTEACEAE", the shrub was near Banksia's in flower next to the main path, there were quite a few New Holland Honeyeaters that we were watching and just noticed something in the white flowers nearby. There were also European honey bees and ants in the "Lomatia silaifolia". Thanks for your encouragement always have to keep a watch never know what you may see. Hope this info help.
I just moved the marker on the map again as it must have moved to where we were taking photos when I added the new pics of the bush. So it should show the right side the bush is on.
RogerF wrote:
   8 May 2018
Thanks for the info. will check it out on Thursday

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Petroica rosea at ANBG - 15 May 2016
Acacia cultriformis at ANBG - 23 Sep 2007
Pycnoporus sp. (TBC) at ANBG - 15 May 2018
Platycercus elegans at ANBG - 15 May 2018
Podargus strigoides at ANBG - 15 May 2018
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris at ANBG - 27 Apr 2018
Heteronympha merope at ANBG - 8 Apr 2018
Rhipidura fuliginosa at ANBG - 5 Apr 2018
Eopsaltria australis at ANBG - 5 Apr 2018
Hyalarcta huebneri at ANBG - 8 Jan 2018
Cacomantis flabelliformis at ANBG - 1 Nov 2017
Accipiter fasciatus at ANBG - 2 Oct 2017
Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at ANBG - 28 Aug 2017
Sericornis frontalis at ANBG - 28 Aug 2017
Xylocopa aeratus at ANBG - 16 Apr 2017
Petroica rosea at ANBG - 15 May 2016
Acacia cultriformis at ANBG - 23 Sep 2007

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.107680-35.273019
  • Altitude 622.9m
  • Nature Parks ANBG
  • Places Acton, ACT

Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 7 May 2018 12:02 PM Recorded on
  • RodDeb Recorded by
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