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Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes)Apis mellifera

European honey bee at Isaacs, ACT

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Apis mellifera at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019
Apis mellifera at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019

Identification history

Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes) Apis mellifera 16 Mar 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes) Apis mellifera 11 Feb 2019 michael.batley
Unidentified 10 Feb 2019 Mike

3 comments

Mike wrote:
   11 Feb 2019
Not the usual size, shape, coloration for Apis mellifera. Is it a drone?
   11 Feb 2019
No, she is carrying pollen on the hind leg. The colour and shape are not uncommon and I think it is just possible to see the dense hair covering the eye. I don't recognise the flower so I can't comment on the size, except to note that she is larger than the male megachild that was visiting the same plant.
ibaird wrote:
   11 Feb 2019
I keep bees and this colour and shape of honeybee is quite common in my experience.

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Nearby Sightings

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Scarabaeidae sp. (family) (Scarab beetle, curl grub) at Isaacs, ACT - 14 Jun 2019 Ctenomorpha marginipennis (TBC) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Apr 2019 Pseudomantis albofimbriata (TBC) at Isaacs, ACT - 17 Mar 2019 Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Isaacs, ACT - 2 Mar 2019 Fuligo septica (Scrambled egg slime mould) at Isaacs, ACT - 2 Mar 2019 Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Fuligo septica (Scrambled egg slime mould) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Isaacs, ACT - 23 Feb 2019 Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis (TBC) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Feb 2019 Tachinidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Feb 2019 Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Feb 2019 Lucilia sp. (genus) (A blowfly) at Isaacs, ACT - 11 Feb 2019 Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019 Geron sp. (genus) (Slender Bee Fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019 Megachile (Eutricharaea) sp. (subgenus) (Leaf-cutter Bee) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019 Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019 Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019 Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019 Oxalis corniculata at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 5 Feb 2019 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Feb 2019 Lampona sp. (genus) (White-tailed spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 30 Jan 2019 Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 18 Jan 2019 Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Isaacs, ACT - 26 Dec 2018 Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Isaacs, ACT - 19 Dec 2018 Rosa sp. (A wild rose) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Nov 2018 Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Isaacs, ACT - 26 Aug 2018 Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 7 Mar 2018 Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Isaacs, ACT - 15 Dec 2017 Gastrodia sp. (Potato Orchid) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Dec 2017 Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Feb 2017 Cuspicona stenuella (Shield bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Feb 2017 Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 31 Jan 2017 Doleromyrma sp. (genus) (Brown house ant) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Jan 2017 Geranium robertianum (Herb Robert) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Nov 2016
Scarabaeidae sp. (family) (Scarab beetle, curl grub) at Isaacs, ACT - 14 Jun 2019
Ctenomorpha marginipennis (TBC) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Apr 2019
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (TBC) at Isaacs, ACT - 17 Mar 2019
Ocyphaps lophotes (Crested Pigeon) at Isaacs, ACT - 2 Mar 2019
Fuligo septica (Scrambled egg slime mould) at Isaacs, ACT - 2 Mar 2019
Comptosia sp. (genus) (Unidentified Comptosia bee fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Fuligo septica (Scrambled egg slime mould) at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Cacatua galerita (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo) at Isaacs, ACT - 23 Feb 2019
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019
Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis (TBC) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019
Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 16 Feb 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Feb 2019
Tachinidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Feb 2019
Paralucia pyrodiscus (Fiery Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Feb 2019
Lucilia sp. (genus) (A blowfly) at Isaacs, ACT - 11 Feb 2019
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019
Geron sp. (genus) (Slender Bee Fly) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019
Megachile (Eutricharaea) sp. (subgenus) (Leaf-cutter Bee) at Isaacs, ACT - 10 Feb 2019
Lycosidae sp. (family) (Unidentified wolf spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019
Ocybadistes walkeri (Greenish Grass-dart) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019
Iridomyrmex sp. (genus) (Ant) at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019
Oxalis corniculata at Isaacs, ACT - 6 Feb 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 5 Feb 2019
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Feb 2019
Lampona sp. (genus) (White-tailed spider) at Isaacs, ACT - 30 Jan 2019
Lamprima aurata (Golden stag beetle) at Isaacs, ACT - 18 Jan 2019
Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Isaacs, ACT - 26 Dec 2018
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Isaacs, ACT - 19 Dec 2018
Rosa sp. (A wild rose) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Nov 2018
Nassella trichotoma (Serrated Tussock) at Isaacs, ACT - 26 Aug 2018
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 7 Mar 2018
Tiliqua scincoides (Eastern Blue-tongue) at Isaacs, ACT - 15 Dec 2017
Gastrodia sp. (Potato Orchid) at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Dec 2017
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Cuspicona stenuella (Shield bug) at Isaacs, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Isaacs, ACT - 31 Jan 2017
Doleromyrma sp. (genus) (Brown house ant) at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Jan 2017
Geranium robertianum (Herb Robert) at Isaacs, ACT - 29 Nov 2016

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  • Exotic
  • Non-Invasive

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