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Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes)Xylocopa aeratus    

1 Metallic Green Carpenter Bee at ANBG

3 images

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 RodDeb

Significant sighting

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
RodDeb 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.
RodDeb 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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Nearby Sightings

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Unidentified Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) (TBC) at ANBG - 12 Jan 2019 Xylocopa aeratus at ANBG - 18 Dec 2018 Calliphora sp. (genus) (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Asilidae sp. (family) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Poecilometis strigatus at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Harmonia conformis at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Pentatomidae sp. (family) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Harmonia conformis at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Harmonia conformis at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Harmonia conformis at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Coccinella transversalis at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Aedes alboannulatus (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Nezara viridula (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Dolichopodidae sp. (family) (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Austrosciapus connexus (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Ecnolagria grandis at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Iridomyrmex purpureus at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Cerdistus sp. (genus) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Caedicia simplex at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Callibracon capitator (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Unidentified Parasitic wasp (numerous families) (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Caedicia sp. (genus) (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018 Pelecorhynchus fulvus at ANBG - 29 Nov 2018 Lampropholis delicata at ANBG - 29 Nov 2018 Bembix sp. (genus) at ANBG - 27 Nov 2018 Scutiphora pedicellata at ANBG - 27 Nov 2018 Amata sp. (genus) at ANBG - 27 Nov 2018 Acanthosomatidae (family) at ANBG - 25 Nov 2018 Crematogaster sp. (genus) at ANBG - 22 Nov 2018 Notoncus sp. (genus) at ANBG - 6 Nov 2018 Cormobates leucophaea at ANBG - 5 Nov 2018 Sericornis frontalis at ANBG - 5 Nov 2018 Pogona barbata at ANBG - 27 Oct 2018 Corcorax melanorhamphos at ANBG - 19 Oct 2018 Pseudocheirus peregrinus at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018 Ichneumonidae sp. (family) at ANBG - 22 Sep 2018 Unidentified Other beetle (TBC) at ANBG - 19 Sep 2018 Wallabia bicolor at ANBG - 17 Sep 2018 Eopsaltria australis at ANBG - 17 Sep 2018 Pachycephala pectoralis at ANBG - 17 Sep 2018 Petroica rosea at ANBG - 17 Sep 2018 Eopsaltria australis at ANBG - 14 Aug 2018 Pardalotus punctatus at ANBG - 3 Aug 2018 Zoothera lunulata at ANBG - 19 Jul 2018 Rhipidura fuliginosa at ANBG - 3 Jul 2018 Pachycephala pectoralis at ANBG - 3 Jul 2018 Eopsaltria australis at ANBG - 3 Jul 2018 Ptilotula penicillatus at ANBG - 13 Jun 2018 Colluricincla harmonica at ANBG - 22 May 2018 Pycnoporus sp. 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 Phonognatha graeffei at ANBG - 17 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 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
Unidentified Ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) (TBC) at ANBG - 12 Jan 2019
Xylocopa aeratus at ANBG - 18 Dec 2018
Calliphora sp. (genus) (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Asilidae sp. (family) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Poecilometis strigatus at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Harmonia conformis at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Pentatomidae sp. (family) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Harmonia conformis at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Harmonia conformis at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Harmonia conformis at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Coccinella transversalis at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Aedes alboannulatus (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Nezara viridula (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Dolichopodidae sp. (family) (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Austrosciapus connexus (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Ecnolagria grandis at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Iridomyrmex purpureus at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Cerdistus sp. (genus) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Caedicia simplex at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Callibracon capitator (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Unidentified Parasitic wasp (numerous families) (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Caedicia sp. (genus) (TBC) at ANBG - 11 Dec 2018
Pelecorhynchus fulvus at ANBG - 29 Nov 2018
Lampropholis delicata at ANBG - 29 Nov 2018
Bembix sp. (genus) at ANBG - 27 Nov 2018
Scutiphora pedicellata at ANBG - 27 Nov 2018
Amata sp. (genus) at ANBG - 27 Nov 2018
Acanthosomatidae (family) at ANBG - 25 Nov 2018
Crematogaster sp. (genus) at ANBG - 22 Nov 2018
Notoncus sp. (genus) at ANBG - 6 Nov 2018
Cormobates leucophaea at ANBG - 5 Nov 2018
Sericornis frontalis at ANBG - 5 Nov 2018
Pogona barbata at ANBG - 27 Oct 2018
Corcorax melanorhamphos at ANBG - 19 Oct 2018
Pseudocheirus peregrinus at ANBG - 25 Sep 2018
Ichneumonidae sp. (family) at ANBG - 22 Sep 2018
Unidentified Other beetle (TBC) at ANBG - 19 Sep 2018
Wallabia bicolor at ANBG - 17 Sep 2018
Eopsaltria australis at ANBG - 17 Sep 2018
Pachycephala pectoralis at ANBG - 17 Sep 2018
Petroica rosea at ANBG - 17 Sep 2018
Eopsaltria australis at ANBG - 14 Aug 2018
Pardalotus punctatus at ANBG - 3 Aug 2018
Zoothera lunulata at ANBG - 19 Jul 2018
Rhipidura fuliginosa at ANBG - 3 Jul 2018
Pachycephala pectoralis at ANBG - 3 Jul 2018
Eopsaltria australis at ANBG - 3 Jul 2018
Ptilotula penicillatus at ANBG - 13 Jun 2018
Colluricincla harmonica at ANBG - 22 May 2018
Pycnoporus sp. 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
Phonognatha graeffei at ANBG - 17 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
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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