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Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes)Megachile sp. (several subgenera)

Resin Bees at Yarralumla, ACT

3 images

Megachile sp. (several subgenera) at Yarralumla, ACT - 23 Jan 2017
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) at Yarralumla, ACT - 23 Jan 2017
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) at Yarralumla, ACT - 23 Jan 2017

Identification history

Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes) Megachile sp. (several subgenera) 25 May 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes) Megachile (Hackeriapis) tosticauda 22 Mar 2017 michaelb
Megachile tosticauda 21 Mar 2017 PeterA

4 comments

   22 Mar 2017
There is a different bee in each picture. Image 1 is a male leaf-cutter bee that looks to me like M. maculariformis, but the details are not clear enough to be certain. Image 2 is of a female resin bee, which appears to be too large to be M. tosticauda. It may be M. heliophila, but there are other possibilities.
michaelb wrote:
   22 Mar 2017
Thanks Michael.
Peter, can you please edit this sighting. Remove the second photo and put it in as a new sighting.
PeterA wrote:
   22 Mar 2017
Thanks, Michael. Sorry I mixed up a couple of images there. I have separated them to two sightings and added a couple more images, which may or may not make ID easier. I still think the one above may be tosticauda - I have a specimen which is 10mm. The second one (new record now), I don't know. How did you know it was male?
michaelb wrote:
   23 Mar 2017
Thanks Peter, that's great. Bees can be difficult to ID and the more details we can see on the animals the better.

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Gminatus australis (Orange Assassin Bug) at Yarralumla, ACT - 8 Jan 2019
Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Yarralumla, ACT - 7 Jan 2019
Scutiphora pedicellata (Metallic Jewel Bug) at Yarralumla, ACT - 7 Jan 2019
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 7 Jan 2019
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) brazieri (White-banded bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 7 Jan 2019
Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 6 Jan 2019
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Yarralumla, ACT - 1 Feb 2018
Megachile ferox (Resin bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 4 Jan 2018
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 23 Jan 2017
Leioproctus sp. (genus) (Plaster bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 13 Jan 2017

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 23 Jan 2017 10:25 AM Recorded on
  • PeterA Recorded by
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