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Leioproctus (Andrenopsis) wilsoni

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Leioproctus (Andrenopsis) wilsoni at Bruce, ACT - 3 Nov 2021
Leioproctus (Andrenopsis) wilsoni at Bruce, ACT - 3 Nov 2021
Leioproctus (Andrenopsis) wilsoni at Bruce, ACT - 3 Nov 2021
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Identification history

Leioproctus (Andrenopsis) wilsoni 12 Nov 2021 michael.batley
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) hemichalceum 3 Nov 2021 Roger

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Significant sighting

michaelb noted:
12 Nov 2021

Great work. This is a rare species, and the first colony to be found since the species was rediscovered in 2009.

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Looking at the images on Canberra nature this is the nearest I can find.

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   12 Nov 2021
This is the first colony of L. wilsoni to be found since the species was rediscovered in 2009. Identification was only possible because superb photography showed the wing venation and depressed fovea on the face.
Males have a banded abdomen and yellow on the face.
Roger wrote:
   12 Nov 2021
I still haven't come across a male yet.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 3 Nov 2021 08:34 AM Recorded on
  • Roger Recorded by

Additional information

  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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