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Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes)Megachile ferox

Resin bee at Bruce Ridge

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Megachile ferox at Bruce Ridge - 30 Dec 2016
Megachile ferox at Bruce Ridge - 30 Dec 2016

Identification history

Bee (Hymenoptera, Apiformes) Megachile ferox 8 Jan 2017 michaelb
Megachile ferox 7 Jan 2017 ibaird
Megachile sp. 7 Jan 2017 ibaird
Unidentified 7 Jan 2017 ibaird

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Author's notes

Solitary bee, Megachile sp.? feeding of flowering Kuuzea ericoides at the forest/woodland edge

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   7 Jan 2017
Yes, it looks very like a female Megachile ferox, which is a species found in the area.

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Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Bruce Ridge - 14 Sep 2017 by JanetRussell
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Rutilia (Rutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Bristle fly) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Rhinotia suturalis (Belid weevil) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Eumeninae sp. (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Rhagigaster ephippiger (Smooth flower wasp) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Castiarina sexplagiata (Six-spotted Castiarina jewel beetle) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Rutilia sp. (genus) (A Rutilia bristle fly, subgenus unknown) at Bruce Ridge - 31 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Sphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Sphex digger wasp) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Lissopimpla excelsa (Orchid dupe wasp) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Neoscleropogon sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Yoyetta celis (Silver Princess) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Scaptia patula (March fly) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Spilostethus pacificus (Milkweed bug) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Amata sp. (genus) (Tiger Moth) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Paropsis pictipennis (Tea-tree button beetle) at Bruce Ridge - 29 Dec 2016 by ibaird
Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 by PeteWoodall
Callistemon citrinus (Crimson Bottlebrush) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 by PeteWoodall
Melaleuca parvistaminea (Small-flowered Honey-myrtle) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 by PeteWoodall
Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 by PeteWoodall
Phalaris aquatica (Phalaris) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 by PeteWoodall
Acacia parramattensis (Wattle) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 by PeteWoodall
Arbutus unedo (Strawberry Tree) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 by PeteWoodall
Cassinia sifton (Sifton bush, Chinese Shrub) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 by PeteWoodall
Erigeron sp. (A Fleabane) at Bruce Ridge - 6 Jun 2016 by PeteWoodall
Camponotus sp. (genus) (A sugar ant) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 by PeteWoodall
Simosyrphus grandicornis (Common hover fly) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 by PeteWoodall
Rumex acetosella (Sorrel, Sheep Sorrel) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 by PeteWoodall
Grevillea juniperina (Grevillea) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 by PeteWoodall
Pultenaea procumbens (Bush Pea) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 by PeteWoodall
Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 by PeteWoodall
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 by PeteWoodall
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 by PeteWoodall
Cassinia sp. at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 by PeteWoodall
Calomela vittata (Acacia leaf beetle) at Bruce Ridge - 10 Oct 2015 by PeteWoodall
Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at Bruce Ridge - 28 Jun 2015 by ibaird
Acacia floribunda (White Sally Wattle, Gossamer Wattle) at Bruce Ridge - 28 Jun 2015 by ibaird
Cheilanthes sieberi subsp. sieberi (Narrow Rock Fern) at Bruce Ridge - 28 Jun 2015 by ibaird
Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Bruce Ridge - 28 Jun 2015 by ibaird

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • Kunzea ericoides Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender
  • 29 Dec 2016 Recorded on
  • ibaird Recorded by

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