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Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica

Halictid bee at suppressed

Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica at suppressed - 24 Jan 2021
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica at suppressed - 24 Jan 2021
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica at suppressed - 24 Jan 2021
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica at suppressed - 24 Jan 2021
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica at suppressed - 24 Jan 2021
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Identification history

Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica 26 Jan 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica 25 Jan 2021 michael.batley
Lipotriches sp. (genus) 25 Jan 2021 VanceLawrence

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Bees resting in a cluster on a flower stem for 4 to 5 days, for the second year in a row. They arrive, cluster around and over a few flowers on the bush, and stay there for just under a week. Identification gained from posting photos to friends who have entomology experience, and who also posted to a local bee facebook group.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 24 Jan 2021 08:22 PM Recorded on
  • VanceLawrence Recorded by

Additional information

  • Gaura lindheimeri “Butterfly Bush” Associated plant
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Male Gender

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  • Confirmed by an expert moderator
  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
  • GPS evidence of location
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