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Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis

Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee at ANBG

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Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis at ANBG - 27 Mar 2019
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis at ANBG - 27 Mar 2019

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4 comments

   29 Mar 2019
It does look like there a bit of red reflected from the eye, but it must be an artefact because everything else agrees with a male M. maculariformis.
Tim L wrote:
   29 Mar 2019
Hi Michael. If it helps with the identification, I've added a full size version of the image so you can zoom in for detail. The bee appears to have a brow of golden hairs. Regards, Tim
   29 Mar 2019
Yes it does have a brow of orange hair. The male of M. maculariformis has orange hair on the face and on the end of the abdomen, but M. aurifrons males have almost white hair in those places. The female M. aurifrons has bright orange hair on the face, but the shape of the abdomen tell us this is a male. The way he is holding his wings is typical of leaf-cutters but not of resin bees. But the conclusive evidence is the shiny orange bulb on the front tarsus. The only species you would find in Canberra that has this bulb is M. maculariformis.
Tim L wrote:
   29 Mar 2019
Thanks for the information Michael. Still so much to learn....
Tim

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • Crowea. ANBG Section 46. Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size (mm)
  • 26 Mar 2019 Recorded on
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