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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Pseudoanthidium (Immanthidium) repetitum (African carder bee, Megachild bee) at Acton, ACT - 2 Mar 2024 by PeterA
Amegilla (Zonamegilla) asserta (Blue Banded Bee) at ANBG - 29 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Euryglossina (Euryglossina) flaviventris at GG16 - 22 Feb 2024 by Roger
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at ANBG - 15 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Lenophila achilles (Spider mimicking signal fly) at ANBG - 15 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Lampides boeticus (Long-tailed Pea-blue) at ANBG - 14 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Sericophorus sp. (genus) (Sand wasp) at ANBG - 14 Feb 2024 by Miranda
Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis (Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee) at ANBG - 13 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at ANBG - 13 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Cylindromyia sp. (genus) (Bristle fly) at ANBG - 13 Feb 2024 by HelenCross
Hyleoides concinna (Wasp-mimic bee) at ANBG - 6 Feb 2024 by AndyRussell
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at ANBG - 6 Feb 2024 by HappyWanderer
Scaptia (Scaptia) auriflua (A flower-feeding march fly) at ANBG - 31 Jan 2024 by Miranda
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at ANBG - 13 Jan 2024 by THATJAYKIDRICK
Archichauliodes (Riekochauliodes) guttiferus (Dobsonfly or Fishfly) at ANBG - 11 Jan 2024 by YellowButton
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at ANBG - 10 Jan 2024 by Aussiegall
Austroscolia soror (Blue Flower Wasp) at ANBG - 10 Jan 2024 by HelenCross
Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at ANBG - 5 Jan 2024 by Roger
Zizina otis (Common Grass-Blue) at ANBG - 29 Dec 2023 by JohnBundock
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at ANBG - 29 Dec 2023 by JohnBundock
Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at ANBG - 29 Dec 2023 by JohnBundock
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at ANBG - 18 Dec 2023 by SandraH
Austalis copiosa (Hover fly) at ANBG - 30 Nov 2023 by HelenCross
Lampides boeticus (Long-tailed Pea-blue) at ANBG - 23 Nov 2023 by Christine
Amenia leonina group (albomaculata-leonina species group) (Yellow-headed Blowfly) at ANBG - 22 Nov 2023 by HelenCross
Hylaeus (Planihylaeus) quadriceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at ANBG - 21 Nov 2023 by HelenCross
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at ANBG - 21 Nov 2023 by courtneyb
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at ANBG - 20 Nov 2023 by courtneyb
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at ANBG - 20 Nov 2023 by courtneyb
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at ANBG - 20 Nov 2023 by courtneyb
Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Acton, ACT - 16 Nov 2023 by PeterA
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at ANBG - 16 Nov 2023 by HelenCross
Rutilia (Ameniamima) argentifera (A Bristle fly) at ANBG - 7 Nov 2023 by Roger
Australiphthiria hilaris (Slender Bee Fly) at ANBG - 7 Nov 2023 by HelenCross
Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague Soldier Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown Butterfly) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 1 Nov 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Intellagama lesueurii (Australian Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 25 Oct 2023 by courtneyb
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 25 Oct 2023 by Miranda
Lauxaniidae (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at ANBG - 23 Oct 2023 by AlisonMilton
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Canberra Central, ACT - 17 Oct 2023 by Christine
Eudonia cleodoralis (A Crambid moth) at Acton, ACT - 11 Oct 2023 by Pirom
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Acton, ACT - 10 Oct 2023 by AlisonMilton
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Acton, ACT - 10 Oct 2023 by AlisonMilton
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 7 Oct 2023 by BenW
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Acton, ACT - 7 Oct 2023 by BenW
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 3 Oct 2023 by HelenCross
Ichneumonoidea (Superfamily) (A species of parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 3 Oct 2023 by HelenCross
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2023 by Miranda
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 20 Sep 2023 by Harrisi
Chenonetta jubata (Australian Wood Duck) at Acton, ACT - 15 Sep 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 15 Sep 2023 by MatthewFrawley
Lampides boeticus (Long-tailed Pea-blue) at Acton, ACT - 15 Sep 2023 by Christine
Tettigoniidae (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jul 2023 by patrickcox
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Acton, ACT - 15 Jul 2023 by patrick25
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 17 May 2023 by HelenCross
Pachycephala olivacea (Olive Whistler) at Acton, ACT - 6 May 2023 by TomW
Gerygone mouki (Brown Gerygone) at Acton, ACT - 5 May 2023 by rawshorty
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 4 May 2023 by HelenCross
Charaxes sempronius (Tailed Emperor) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2023 by KorinneM
Calliphora stygia (Brown blowfly or Brown bomber) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2023 by KorinneM
Pentatomidae (family) (Shield or Stink bug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2023 by KorinneM
Stigmacros sp. (genus) (An Ant) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2023 by KorinneM
Austrosciapus sp. (genus) (Long-legged fly) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2023 by KorinneM
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Acton, ACT - 19 Apr 2023 by Steve_Bok
Oncopeltus (Oncopeltus) sordidus (Milk vine bug) at Acton, ACT - 13 Mar 2023 by AlisonMilton
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by HelenCross
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by HelenCross
Amegilla sp. (genus) (Blue Banded Bee) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2023 by HelenCross
Lasioglossum (Homalictus) urbanum (Furrow Bee) at Acton, ACT - 20 Feb 2023 by Roger
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Anthochaera carunculata (Red Wattlebird) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Psychidae (family) IMMATURE (Unidentified case moth or bagworm) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Bobilla sp. (genus) (A Small field cricket) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Grylloidea (superfamily) (Unidentified cricket) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
zz Polypore (shelf/hoof-like) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2023 by Hejor1
Scolypopa australis (Passionvine hopper, Fluffy bum) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2023 by Thurstan
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Acton, ACT - 13 Feb 2023 by JanetRussell
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 26 Jan 2023 by Boagshoags
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2023 by MarkT
Opisthoncus grassator (Jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2023 by patrickcox
Sinpunctiptilia emissalis (Speedwell Pterror) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2023 by Miranda
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) 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
Lauxaniidae (family) (Unidentified lauxaniid fly) at Acton, ACT - 30 Dec 2022 by YellowButton
Netrocoryne repanda (Bronze Flat) at Acton, ACT - 29 Dec 2022 by AJB
Lasioglossum (Homalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Furrow Bee) at Acton, ACT - 27 Dec 2022 by Roger
Vanessa kershawi (Australian Painted Lady) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2022 by HelenCross
Daptolestes sp. (genus) (Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2022 by HelenCross
Miridae (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Acton, ACT - 19 Dec 2022 by HelenCross

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  • 4 Jan 2022 11:02 AM Recorded on
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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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