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Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus

Metallic Green Carpenter Bee at Acton, ACT

Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021
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Identification history

Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus 20 Dec 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus 4 Dec 2021 TimL

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Poor quality images, provided for the record of this rare species at ANBG. Upon arriving at ANBG's Section 114 a lone male MGCB was briefly seen doing a couple of circuits around the bushes. It is towards the bottom left of the first image. It left the area and no further MGCBs were seen in this Section. A search was then made of all of the past MGCB sighting locations at ANBG but whilst the flowers at these locations were generally in bloom, no further MGCB sightings were made. Thanks to Marcus for help with this.

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(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
Hypertropha tortriciformis (A Gelechioid moth) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2022 by HelenCross
Cleora Illustria (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
Prostheclina pallida (Orange jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2022 by patrickcox
Lunularia cruciata (A thallose liverwort) at Acton, ACT - 30 Nov 2022 by JanetRussell
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
Hylaeus (Planihylaeus) daviesiae (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by PeterA
Hylaeus (Planihylaeus) daviesiae (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by MTranter
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
Conoderus sp. (Unidentified Conoderus click beetle) at Acton, ACT - 25 Sep 2022 by TimL
Gonipterus pulverulentus (Eucalyptus weevil) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 2022 by TimL
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by Teagan
Corticioid fungi at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL
Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL
Leptocoris mitellatus (Leptocoris bug) at Acton, ACT - 6 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
Cleobora mellyi (Southern Ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 24 Jun 2022 by TimL
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jun 2022 by JohnBundock
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by RodDeb
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
Cetratus rubropunctatus (Long green crab spider) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jun 2022 by Roger
Australomisidia sp. (genus) (Flower spider) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jun 2022 by Roger
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
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
Austalis pulchella (Hover fly) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine
Lymantriinae (subfamily) (Unidentified tussock moths) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) 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
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by RodDeb
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
Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Acton, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Acton, ACT - 17 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Sparassidae sp. (family) (A Huntsman Spider) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
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
Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) 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
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
Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffy bum) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
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
Belenois java (Caper White) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2021 by Roger
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
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) 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
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 - 10 Nov 2021 by Roger
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

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Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 3 Dec 2021 11:15 AM Recorded on
  • TimL Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Male Gender

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