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Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus

4 Metallic Green Carpenter Bee at Acton, ACT

Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus at Acton, ACT - 11 Nov 2021
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus at Acton, ACT - 11 Nov 2021
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus at Acton, ACT - 11 Nov 2021
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Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus 11 Nov 2021 michael.batley
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus 11 Nov 2021 Roger

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Sometimes you get lucky. I spent 20 minutes or more photogaphing this carpenter bee. He had been flying around, then landed in the bush you can see, eventually flying off. It was just wonderful to get so close.

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   11 Nov 2021
They are the best pictures of X. aeratus that I have seen.

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(family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Roger Austrorhytida capillacea (Common Southern Carnivorous Snail) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by TimL Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by TimL Netrocoryne repanda (Bronze Flat) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by Christine Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Anthrax dolabratus (Bee fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger Paracolletes crassipes at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger Halone sejuncta (Variable Halone) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock Agaristinae (subfamily) (A Day-Flying Moth) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL Mesostigmata sp. (order) (A Mite) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL Hypogastrura sp. 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Hylaeus (Planihylaeus) quadriceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jan 2023 by Roger
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Servaea villosa (Shaggy-velvet Servaea) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2023 by patrickcox
Clania lewinii (Lewin's case moth) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2023 by HelenCross
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2023 by MarkT
Paropsis pictipennis (Tea-tree button beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2023 by RodDeb
Megachile sp. (Leafcutter, resin or mortar bee) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jan 2023 by Roger
Thereutria amaraca (Spine-legged Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 2 Jan 2023 by Roger
Amphirhoe decora (Decora Longicorn Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2023 by Roger
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 29 Dec 2022 by Tapirlord
Homalictus sp. (genus) (Native bee) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2022 by Roger
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2022 by Roger
Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2022 by RodDeb
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2022 by RodDeb
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2022 by RodDeb
Australomisidia pilula (Lozenge-shaped Flower Spider) at Acton, ACT - 9 Dec 2022 by patrickcox
Hypertropha tortriciformis (A Gelechioid moth) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2022 by HelenCross
Cleora illustraria (A Geometer moth) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2022 by HelenCross
Dasypodia selenophora (Southern old lady moth) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2022 by HelenCross
Servaea villosa (Shaggy-velvet Servaea) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2022 by patrickcox
Prostheclina sp (genus) (A jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2022 by patrickcox
Lunularia cruciata (A thallose liverwort) at Acton, ACT - 30 Nov 2022 by JanetRussell
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2022 by RodDeb
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2022 by RodDeb
Bibio imitator (Garden maggot) at Acton, ACT - 22 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Eleale sp. (genus) (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 22 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 5 Oct 2022 by TimL
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 4 Oct 2022 by TimL
Corticioid fungi at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL
Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL
Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Acton, ACT - 30 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Acton, ACT - 30 Jun 2022 by HelenCross
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jun 2022 by JohnBundock
Amblypelta nitida (Fruit-spotting bug) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by TimL
Leptocoris mitellatus (Leptocoris bug) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Lenkunya virgata (Brown-streaked planarian) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL
Austrosalomona species 9 (A katydid) at Acton, ACT - 19 May 2022 by RogerF
Hirudinea sp. (Class) (Unidentified Leech) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Siphanta acuta (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Acton, ACT - 6 May 2022 by TimL
Descolea sp. at Acton, ACT - 6 May 2022 by TimL
zz agaric (stem; gills white/cream) at Acton, ACT - 6 May 2022 by TimL
Accipiter novaehollandiae (Grey Goshawk) at Acton, ACT - 1 May 2022 by KarinNeufeld
Anisorhynchodemus guttatus (Speckled flatworm) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by HelenCross
Malurus cyaneus (Superb Fairywren) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine
Phaulacridium vittatum (Wingless Grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 26 Mar 2022 by YellowButton
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 25 Mar 2022 by HelenBoronia
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by Roger
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 1 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffy bum) at Acton, ACT - 24 Feb 2022 by rawshorty
Deinopis sp. (genus) (Net casting spider) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2022 by WHall
Elhamma australasiae (Elhamma) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2022 by WHall
Alisterus scapularis (Australian King-Parrot) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Roger
Austrorhytida capillacea (Common Southern Carnivorous Snail) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by TimL
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by TimL
Netrocoryne repanda (Bronze Flat) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jan 2022 by Christine
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Anthrax dolabratus (Bee fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger
Paracolletes crassipes at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger
Halone sejuncta (Variable Halone) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock
Agaristinae (subfamily) (A Day-Flying Moth) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock
Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Mesostigmata sp. (order) (A Mite) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Hypogastrura sp. (genus) (A Springtail) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Papilio aegeus (Orchard Swallowtail, Large Citrus Butterfly) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
mycenoid at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Galanga labeculata (Double-spotted cicada) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2022 by Roger
Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by Roger
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
Belenois java (Caper White) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2021 by Roger
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
Gynoplistia (Gynoplistia) bella (A crane fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2021 by TimL
Cicadellidae (family) (Unidentified leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 26 Nov 2021 by TimL
Dipsiathus obscurifrons (Achilid planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 23 Nov 2021 by DPRees125
Anisorhynchodemus guttatus (Speckled flatworm) at Acton, ACT - 21 Nov 2021 by TimL
Reduviidae (family) (An assassin bug) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2021 by AndyRussell
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 19 Nov 2021 by AndyRussell
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2021 by RodDeb
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by TimL
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by Roger
Ectenopsis sp. (March fly) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2021 by Roger
Lasioglossum (Australictus) tertium (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 6 Nov 2021 by PeterA
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2021 by JohnBundock
Pardalotus punctatus (Spotted Pardalote) at Acton, ACT - 10 Aug 2021 by HelenCross
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 9 Aug 2021 by jbromilow50
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill Fungus) at Acton, ACT - 26 Jul 2021 by Christine
Alticini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jul 2021 by TimL
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Acton, ACT - 9 Jul 2021 by HelenCross
mycenoid at Acton, ACT - 18 Jun 2021 by TimL
Vespula germanica (European wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 May 2021 by TimL
Curculionidae (family) (Unidentified weevil) at Acton, ACT - 25 May 2021 by TimL

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Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 11 Nov 2021 09:42 AM Recorded on
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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Male Gender

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