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Megachile sp. (several subgenera)

Resin Bees at Yarralumla, ACT

Megachile sp. (several subgenera) at Yarralumla, ACT - 23 Jan 2017
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) at Yarralumla, ACT - 23 Jan 2017
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) at Yarralumla, ACT - 23 Jan 2017
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Identification history

Megachile sp. (several subgenera) 25 May 2017 MichaelMulvaney
Megachile (Hackeriapis) tosticauda 22 Mar 2017 michaelb
Megachile tosticauda 21 Mar 2017 PeterA

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4 comments

   22 Mar 2017
There is a different bee in each picture. Image 1 is a male leaf-cutter bee that looks to me like M. maculariformis, but the details are not clear enough to be certain. Image 2 is of a female resin bee, which appears to be too large to be M. tosticauda. It may be M. heliophila, but there are other possibilities.
michaelb wrote:
   22 Mar 2017
Thanks Michael.
Peter, can you please edit this sighting. Remove the second photo and put it in as a new sighting.
PeterA wrote:
   23 Mar 2017
Thanks, Michael. Sorry I mixed up a couple of images there. I have separated them to two sightings and added a couple more images, which may or may not make ID easier. I still think the one above may be tosticauda - I have a specimen which is 10mm. The second one (new record now), I don't know. How did you know it was male?
michaelb wrote:
   23 Mar 2017
Thanks Peter, that's great. Bees can be difficult to ID and the more details we can see on the animals the better.

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Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) littleri (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 17 Nov 2021 by PeterA
Hylaeus (Hylaeorhiza) nubilosus (A yellow-spotted masked bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 12 Feb 2021 by PeterA
Syllitus rectus (Longhorn beetle) at Yarralumla, ACT - 31 Jan 2021 by PeterA
Nyctemera amicus (Senecio or Magpie moth) at Yarralumla, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by PeterA
Gminatus australis (Orange assassin bug) at Yarralumla, ACT - 3 Jan 2021 by PeterA
Euryglossa ephippiata (Saddleback Euryglossine Bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by PeterA
Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) littleri (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 2 Jan 2021 by PeterA
Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid Bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 14 Dec 2020 by PeterA
Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) littleri (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 27 Apr 2020 by PeterA
Dindymus versicolor (Harlequin Bug) at Yarralumla, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by PeterA
Dindymus versicolor (Harlequin Bug) at Yarralumla, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by PeterA
Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by PeterA
Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) littleri (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by PeterA
Hylaeus (Hylaeorhiza) nubilosus (A yellow-spotted masked bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 31 Mar 2020 by PeterA
Pseudoanthidium (Immanthidium) repetitum (African carder bee, Megachild bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 25 Jan 2020 by PeterA
Dindymus versicolor (Harlequin Bug) at Yarralumla, ACT - 24 Nov 2019 by PeterA
Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) littleri (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 5 Nov 2019 by PeterA
Hylaeus (Gnathoprosopis) amiculiformis (A masked bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 5 Nov 2019 by PeterA
Gminatus australis (Orange assassin bug) at Yarralumla, ACT - 8 Jan 2019 by PeterA
Scutiphora pedicellata (Metallic Jewel Bug) at Yarralumla, ACT - 7 Jan 2019 by PeterA
Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Yarralumla, ACT - 7 Jan 2019 by PeterA
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 7 Jan 2019 by PeterA
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) brazieri (White-banded bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 7 Jan 2019 by PeterA
Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 5 Jan 2019 by PeterA
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Yarralumla, ACT - 1 Feb 2018 by PeterA
Megachile ferox (Resin bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 4 Jan 2018 by PeterA
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 22 Jan 2017 by PeterA
Leioproctus sp. (genus) (Plaster bee) at Yarralumla, ACT - 12 Jan 2017 by PeterA

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 23 Jan 2017 10:25 AM Recorded on
  • PeterA Recorded by

Additional information

  • Tristaniopsis laurina Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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