Xylocopa (Lestis) aerata

2 Golden-Green Carpenter Bee at Acton, ACT

Xylocopa (Lestis) aerata at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021
Xylocopa (Lestis) aerata at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021
Xylocopa (Lestis) aerata at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021
Xylocopa (Lestis) aerata at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021
Xylocopa (Lestis) aerata at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2021
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Xylocopa (Lestis) aerata 10 Nov 2021 michael.batley
Xylocopa (Lestis) aerata 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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  • 9 Nov 2021 10:30 AM Recorded on
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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Male Gender

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