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Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes)Xylocopa aeratus  

1 Metallic Green Carpenter Bee at Gundaroo, NSW

Xylocopa aeratus at Gundaroo, NSW - 21 Apr 2019

Identification history

Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes) Xylocopa aeratus 22 Apr 2019 michael.batley
Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes) Xylocopa aeratus 22 Apr 2019 SwalaPark

Significant sighting

  23 Apr 2019

First CNM record of this regionally rare species outside of the Australian National Botanic Gardens, nest nearest location in the atlas of Living Australia is near Penrose

Author's notes

Peacock Carpenter bee?

1 comment

RogerF wrote:
   25 Apr 2019
Swala Park,

Could you send me more details about your record of the Carpenter bee please to Roger Farrow Thanks Roger

Ps The bee is visiting Crowea exalata one of its preferred sources of nectar in the autumn

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Location information

Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 21 Apr 2019 Recorded on
  • SwalaPark Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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