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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) (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 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 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 Descolea sp. at Acton, ACT - 11 May 2021 by TimL Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2021 by TimL Mycena sp. (Mycena) at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2021 by TimL Stenus pustulifer (A semiaquatic rove beetle) at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2021 by TimL Hirudinidae sp. (family) (A Striped Leech) at Acton, ACT - 4 May 2021 by TimL Stiromesostenus sp. (genus) (An ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 4 May 2021 by TimL Siphanta acuta (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Acton, ACT - 4 May 2021 by TimL Cystopelta sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cystopelta Slug) at Acton, ACT - 4 May 2021 by TimL Kuranda notata (Derbid planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 23 Apr 2021 by TimL Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Acton, ACT - 22 Apr 2021 by RodDeb Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Acton, ACT - 22 Apr 2021 by RodDeb Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem Studded Puffball) at Acton, ACT - 16 Apr 2021 by AndyRussell Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Acton, ACT - 16 Apr 2021 by TimL Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem Studded Puffball) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2021 by HelenCross Turdus merula (Eurasian Blackbird) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2021 by HelenCross Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Acton, ACT - 9 Apr 2021 by TimL Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 31 Mar 2021 by RodDeb Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by Christine Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 24 Mar 2021 by ebristow Nerthra sp. (genus) (Toad Bug) at Acton, ACT - 23 Mar 2021 by Roger Arion intermedius (Hedgehog Slug) at Acton, ACT - 23 Mar 2021 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 sp. (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
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
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
Descolea sp. at Acton, ACT - 11 May 2021 by TimL
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2021 by TimL
Mycena sp. (Mycena) at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2021 by TimL
Stenus pustulifer (A semiaquatic rove beetle) at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2021 by TimL
Hirudinidae sp. (family) (A Striped Leech) at Acton, ACT - 4 May 2021 by TimL
Stiromesostenus sp. (genus) (An ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 4 May 2021 by TimL
Siphanta acuta (Green planthopper, Torpedo bug) at Acton, ACT - 4 May 2021 by TimL
Cystopelta sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cystopelta Slug) at Acton, ACT - 4 May 2021 by TimL
Kuranda notata (Derbid planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 23 Apr 2021 by TimL
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Acton, ACT - 22 Apr 2021 by RodDeb
Oryctolagus cuniculus (European Rabbit) at Acton, ACT - 22 Apr 2021 by RodDeb
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem Studded Puffball) at Acton, ACT - 16 Apr 2021 by AndyRussell
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Acton, ACT - 16 Apr 2021 by TimL
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem Studded Puffball) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall
Mysticarion porrectus (Golden Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 14 Apr 2021 by WHall
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2021 by HelenCross
Turdus merula (Eurasian Blackbird) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2021 by HelenCross
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Acton, ACT - 9 Apr 2021 by TimL
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 31 Mar 2021 by RodDeb
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 26 Mar 2021 by Christine
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 24 Mar 2021 by ebristow
Nerthra sp. (genus) (Toad Bug) at Acton, ACT - 23 Mar 2021 by Roger
Arion intermedius (Hedgehog Slug) at Acton, ACT - 23 Mar 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
  • Roger Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Male Gender

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