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Apis mellifera

European honey bee at Acton, ACT

Apis mellifera at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022
Apis mellifera at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022
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Apis mellifera 28 Jan 2022 michael.batley
Apis mellifera 28 Jan 2022 AJB

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Intriguing black bee. Is it just old and lost its brown hairs? Wings a bit raggedly too

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Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2022 by RodDeb 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 Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by HelenCross Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by HelenCross Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2022 by Roger Apocrita (suborder) (Unidentified wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Nov 2022 by TimL Austroagiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by TimL Belenois java (Caper White) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by KMcCue Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 28 Oct 2022 by JohnBundock Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by Roger Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by Roger Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 8 Oct 2022 by AndrewCB Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 5 Oct 2022 by TimL Cystopelta sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cystopelta Slug) at Acton, ACT - 4 Oct 2022 by TimL Calliphora ochracea (Reddish Brown blowfly) at Acton, ACT - 1 Oct 2022 by TimL Stiromesostenus sp. (genus) (An ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 1 Oct 2022 by TimL Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 25 Sep 2022 by HelenBoronia Chromelosporium/Ostracoderma sp. at Acton, ACT - 10 Sep 2022 by TimL Australomisidia sp. (genus) (Flower spider) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 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 Leptocoris mitellatus (Leptocoris bug) at Acton, ACT - 6 Aug 2022 by TimL Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok Amblypelta nitida (Fruit-spotting bug) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jul 2022 by TimL Ectoneura (genus) (Cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 18 Jun 2022 by TimL Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 18 Jun 2022 by TimL Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by RodDeb Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL Eumeninae (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Acton, ACT - 16 May 2022 by Roger Xanthopimpla sp. (genus) (A yellow Ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Austrorhytida capillacea (Common Southern Carnivorous Snail) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Diplopoda sp. (class) (Unidentified millipede) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Hirudinidae sp. (family) (A Striped Leech) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Cetratus rubropunctatus (Long green crab spider) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus (A halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger Homalictus sp. (genus) (Native bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger Podagrionini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified mantis parasite wasp) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) leichardti at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2022 by Roger Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2022 by Roger Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by Tammy Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by RodDeb Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by RodDeb Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL Helicarion cuvieri (A Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL Collembola sp. (class) (Springtail) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger Lipotriches flavoviridis species group at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid Bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by MatthewFrawley Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 11 Apr 2022 by Roger Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) bicingulatum (Halictid Bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) leichardti at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger 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 Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by Roger Torymidae (family) (Torymid wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by Roger Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Mar 2022 by Roger Dispar compacta (Barred Skipper) at Acton, ACT - 8 Mar 2022 by Roger Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by Harrisi Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by RodDeb Halone sinuata (Rock Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2022 by HelenCross Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Mar 2022 by Roger Leioproctus sp. (genus) (Plaster bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Mar 2022 by Roger 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 Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2022 by Roger 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 Apiocera moerens (Flower-loving Fly) at Acton, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by TimL Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by TimL Oxycanus (genus) (Unidentified Oxycanus moths) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Carphurus sp. (genus) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Neola semiaurata (Wattle Notodontid Moth) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Thaumetopoeinae (subfamily) (Bag-shelter Moths, Processionary Caterpillars) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Homalictus (Homalictus) sphecodoides (sweat bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by Roger Megastigmus sp. (genus) (Parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Roger Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by HelenCross Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Saproscincus mustelinus (Weasel Skink) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Megachile leucopyga at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Eurema smilax (Small Grass-yellow) at Acton, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock Anthrax dolabratus (Bee fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by MarkT
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 29 Nov 2022 by RodDeb
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
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Graphium macleayanum (Macleay's Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 9 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Acton, ACT - 8 Nov 2022 by Roger
Apocrita (suborder) (Unidentified wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Nov 2022 by TimL
Austroagiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by TimL
Belenois java (Caper White) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by KMcCue
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Acton, ACT - 28 Oct 2022 by JohnBundock
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by Roger
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Oct 2022 by Roger
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 8 Oct 2022 by AndrewCB
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 5 Oct 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cystopelta Slug) at Acton, ACT - 4 Oct 2022 by TimL
Calliphora ochracea (Reddish Brown blowfly) at Acton, ACT - 1 Oct 2022 by TimL
Stiromesostenus sp. (genus) (An ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 1 Oct 2022 by TimL
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 25 Sep 2022 by HelenBoronia
Chromelosporium/Ostracoderma sp. at Acton, ACT - 10 Sep 2022 by TimL
Australomisidia sp. (genus) (Flower spider) at Acton, ACT - 20 Aug 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
Leptocoris mitellatus (Leptocoris bug) at Acton, ACT - 6 Aug 2022 by TimL
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Amblypelta nitida (Fruit-spotting bug) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jul 2022 by TimL
Ectoneura (genus) (Cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 18 Jun 2022 by TimL
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 18 Jun 2022 by TimL
Petroica rosea (Rose Robin) at Acton, ACT - 10 Jun 2022 by RodDeb
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Acton, ACT - 3 Jun 2022 by TimL
Eumeninae (subfamily) (Unidentified Potter wasp) at Acton, ACT - 16 May 2022 by Roger
Xanthopimpla sp. (genus) (A yellow Ichneumon wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Austrorhytida capillacea (Common Southern Carnivorous Snail) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Diplopoda sp. (class) (Unidentified millipede) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Hirudinidae sp. (family) (A Striped Leech) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Cetratus rubropunctatus (Long green crab spider) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica (Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
Homalictus (Homalictus) punctatus (A halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
Homalictus sp. (genus) (Native bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
Podagrionini sp. (tribe) (Unidentified mantis parasite wasp) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) leichardti at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2022 by Roger
Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2022 by Roger
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by Tammy
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by RodDeb
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by RodDeb
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Helicarion cuvieri (A Semi-slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Collembola sp. (class) (Springtail) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Eristalis tenax (Drone fly) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger
Lipotriches flavoviridis species group at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger
Lipotriches (Austronomia) phanerura (Halictid Bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by Roger
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Acton, ACT - 12 Apr 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 11 Apr 2022 by Roger
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) bicingulatum (Halictid Bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger
Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) leichardti at Acton, ACT - 5 Apr 2022 by Roger
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
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Acton, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by Roger
Torymidae (family) (Torymid wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Mar 2022 by Roger
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 Mar 2022 by Roger
Dispar compacta (Barred Skipper) at Acton, ACT - 8 Mar 2022 by Roger
Diphucrania duodecimmaculata (12-spot jewel beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by Harrisi
Myiagra rubecula (Leaden Flycatcher) at Acton, ACT - 3 Mar 2022 by RodDeb
Halone sinuata (Rock Lichen Moth) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2022 by HelenCross
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Mar 2022 by Roger
Leioproctus sp. (genus) (Plaster bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Mar 2022 by Roger
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
Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2022 by Roger
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
Apiocera moerens (Flower-loving Fly) at Acton, ACT - 6 Feb 2022 by TimL
Mantispidae (family) (Unidentified mantisfly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by TimL
Oxycanus (genus) (Unidentified Oxycanus moths) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Carphurus sp. (genus) (Soft-winged flower beetle) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Neola semiaurata (Wattle Notodontid Moth) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Thaumetopoeinae (subfamily) (Bag-shelter Moths, Processionary Caterpillars) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Homalictus (Homalictus) sphecodoides (sweat bee) at Acton, ACT - 1 Feb 2022 by Roger
Megastigmus sp. (genus) (Parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by Roger
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by HelenCross
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Saproscincus mustelinus (Weasel Skink) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Sericornis frontalis (White-browed Scrubwren) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Rayieria acaciae (Acacia-spotting bug) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Megachile leucopyga at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Eurema smilax (Small Grass-yellow) at Acton, ACT - 17 Jan 2022 by JohnBundock
Anthrax dolabratus (Bee fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger
Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 13 Jan 2022 by MarkT

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  • 4 Jan 2022 11:02 AM Recorded on
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