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Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes)Xylocopa lestis

Blue Carpenter Bee at Lower Cotter Catchment

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Xylocopa lestis at Lower Cotter Catchment - 21 Mar 2019
Xylocopa lestis at Lower Cotter Catchment - 21 Mar 2019

Identification history

Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes) Xylocopa lestis 1 Jun 2019 michael.batley
Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes) Xylocopa lestis 31 May 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 21 Mar 2019 JohnBundock

Author's notes

Dead insect

1 comment

KimPullen wrote:
   26 Jan 2020
I think this is Xylocopa aerata, of which there are several sightings on CNM. There is no species called "Xylocopa lestis", but Lestis is a subgenus of Xylocopa, and the one that Xylocopa aerata is classified in. Thus Xylocopa aerata can also be referred to as "Xylocopa (Lestis) aerata".

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 21 Mar 2019 10:47 AM Recorded on
  • JohnBundock Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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