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Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus

2 Metallic Green Carpenter Bee at Acton, ACT

Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021
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Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus 10 Nov 2021 michael.batley
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus 10 Nov 2021 TimL

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Poor quality images of two males doing high speed circuits around the bushes, searching for females. The circuits lasted for about 5 minutes during which time the males didn't stop to feed, and then they both left the area. The males can be seen in flight together in the final two images.

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   11 Nov 2021
Thanks Tim - this sighting is much appreciated

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Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
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Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by Roger
Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by Roger
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by AJB
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by TimL
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus (A halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by Roger
Leioproctus sp. (genus) (Plaster bee) at Acton, ACT - 28 Dec 2021 by Roger
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Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by AJB
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by RodDeb
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by RodDeb
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Trigonospila sp. (genus) (A Bristle Fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
Cerdistus sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
Gynoplistia (Gynoplistia) bella (A crane fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
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Dipsiathus obscurifrons (Achilid planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by DPRees125
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Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
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Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jul 2021 by RodDeb
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Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jun 2021 by TimL
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Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 25 May 2021 by Roger
Curculionidae (family) (Unidentified weevil) at Acton, ACT - 25 May 2021 by TimL
Coprinellus etc. (An Inkcap) at Acton, ACT - 11 May 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Hygrocybe sp. ‘red’ (A Waxcap) at Acton, ACT - 11 May 2021 by tpreston
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 11 May 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Acton, ACT - 11 May 2021 by MattFox
Descolea sp. at Acton, ACT - 11 May 2021 by Ned_Johnston
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 11 May 2021 by MattFox

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Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 9 Nov 2021 10:30 AM Recorded on
  • TimL Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Male Gender

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