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Xylocopa aeratus

3 Metallic Green Carpenter Bee at Tuggeranong Hill

Xylocopa aeratus at Tuggeranong Hill - 22 Oct 2020
Xylocopa aeratus at Tuggeranong Hill - 22 Oct 2020
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Xylocopa aeratus 22 Oct 2020 michael.batley
Xylocopa aeratus 22 Oct 2020 Owen

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Significant sighting

michaelb noted:
23 Oct 2020

This is only the second record of this regionally rare species away from ANBG. Any other sightings of the bee would be very welcome. It would be great to know more about its habits on Tuggeranong Hill.

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RogerF wrote:
   23 Oct 2020
Great news. I have not seen any in the Botanic Garden yet.

It appears to be feeding on Calytrix tetragona. Is this naturally occurring there?
michaelb wrote:
   24 Oct 2020
Yes, I have recorded a patch of about 100 plants in that location.
RogerF wrote:
   29 Oct 2020
Hi Michael, I would like to follow this up. Could you give me directions or send the map with an X marks the spot!. I also have a map of the reserve.
michaelb wrote:
   29 Oct 2020
Ok Roger, will do.
RogerF wrote:
   29 Oct 2020
I found the plants this morning. Needless to say no MGCB seen. Will try again when the weather is better.
   29 Oct 2020
Roger
There is a lot of Calytrix on the lower slopes of Mt Tenant and it is not that far from the Gigerline section of the Murrumbidgee which has a fair amount of Cassia, so the south Tuggeranong hill. Rob Roy Mt Tennant area may be worth looking for the bee in
RogerF wrote:
   29 Oct 2020
Michael,
Thanks for the info. Yes I know these populations of Calytrix through ANPS walks to cyprees pine lookout. The MGCB is probably opportunisitic in its search for food and may have been passing through the area rather than a resident as in the case of the populaion in the gardens that has still not appeared this spring. R
michaelb wrote:
   30 Oct 2020
Hi Roger Please liaise with Owen who is regularly searches for the unusual & rare at Tugg. Hill. He may be able to help in your studies. He was extremely good with the Herimosa albovenata, White-veined Sand-skipper which he found on Tugg. Hill.

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

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 22 Oct 2020 10:55 AM Recorded on
  • Owen Recorded by

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  • Calytrix tetragona Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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