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Megachile sp. (several subgenera)

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Megachile sp. (several subgenera) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022
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Megachile sp. (several subgenera) 15 Feb 2022 michael.batley
Megachile heliophila 15 Feb 2022 Roger

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   15 Feb 2022
It is very difficult to work out species with a limited number of clues. My guess is that she might be M. ferox, but that is a pretty wild guess.

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(genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by patrickcox Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by Harrisi Ancita marginicollis (A longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL Ceraon sp. (genus) (2-horned tree hopper) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Iridomyrmex rufoniger (Tufted Tyrant Ant) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Eristalinus punctulatus (Golden Native Drone Fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Stomorhina sp. (genus) (Snout fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Isomoralla eriscota (A concealer moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague Soldier Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by TimL Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by TimL Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok Staphylinidae (family) (Rove beetle) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Deliochus pulcher (Beautiful Deliochus spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL Trichophthalma costalis (Tangle-vein fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Thynninae (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by cherylhodges Thereutria amaraca (Spine-legged Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by Roger Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by NickiTaws Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by Roger Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger Sericophorus sp. (genus) (Sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger Cleonyminae sp. (subfamily) (Parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL Balta bicolor (A balta cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) primulipictus (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Feb 2023 by Roger
Phaps elegans (Brush Bronzewing) at Acton, ACT - 10 Dec 2022 by rawshorty
Anilios nigrescens (Blackish Blind Snake) at Acton, ACT - 4 Dec 2022 by MTranter
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 4 Dec 2022 by roman_soroka
Torbia viridissima (Gum Leaf Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 2 Dec 2022 by patrickcox
Lasioglossum sp. (genus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2022 by Miranda
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 28 Nov 2022 by Miranda
Tachysphex sp. (genus) (Unidentified Tachysphex sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 24 Nov 2022 by Roger
Eleale sp. (genus) (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 23 Nov 2022 by HelenCross
Acripeza reticulata (Mountain Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 11 Nov 2022 by TimL
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 6 Nov 2022 by TimL
Acrididae sp. (family) (Unidentified Grasshopper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Nov 2022 by TimL
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 15 Oct 2022 by TimL
Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) (Millipede) at Acton, ACT - 6 Oct 2022 by TimL
Ischnotoma (Ischnotoma) eburnea (A Crane Fly) at Acton, ACT - 5 Oct 2022 by TimL
Camponotus consobrinus (Banded sugar ant) at Acton, ACT - 5 Oct 2022 by TimL
Hemicordulia tau (Tau Emerald) at Acton, ACT - 2 Oct 2022 by TimL
Psyllidae sp. (family) (Unidentified psyllid or lerp insect) at Acton, ACT - 1 Oct 2022 by TimL
Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 25 Sep 2022 by TimL
Paropsisterna sp. (Ch11 of DeLittle 1979) (A leaf beetle) at Acton, ACT - 25 Sep 2022 by TimL
Exoneura sp. (genus) (A reed bee) at Acton, ACT - 19 Sep 2022 by HelenBoronia
Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 11 Sep 2022 by TimL
Poecilometis strigatus (Gum Tree Shield Bug) at Acton, ACT - 19 Aug 2022 by TimL
Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 14 Aug 2022 by TimL
Eurypella tasmaniensis (Eurypella tasmaniensis) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL
Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL
Cheiracanthium sp. (genus) (Unidentified Slender Sac Spider) at Acton, ACT - 12 Aug 2022 by TimL
Gonipterus pulverulentus (Eucalyptus weevil) at Acton, ACT - 7 Aug 2022 by TimL
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Acton, ACT - 30 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Polistes (Polistella) humilis (Common Paper Wasp) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL
Oxychilus cellarius (Cellar Snail) at Acton, ACT - 27 May 2022 by TimL
Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Ceratopogonidae (family) (Biting Midge) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Monophlebulus sp. (genus) (Giant Snowball Mealybug) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Acton, ACT - 20 May 2022 by TimL
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Caenoplana bicolor (Two-tone Planarian) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Cornu aspersum (Common Garden Snail) at Acton, ACT - 12 May 2022 by TimL
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie) at Acton, ACT - 7 May 2022 by MatthewFrawley
Leioproctus (Leioproctus) irroratus (Yellow-shouldered Bee) at Acton, ACT - 6 May 2022 by TimL
Fulgoroidea sp. (superfamily) (Unidentified fulgoroid planthopper) at Acton, ACT - 24 Apr 2022 by TimL
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by DonTaylor
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 13 Apr 2022 by HelenCross
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Mar 2022 by patrickcox
Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 4 Mar 2022 by Harrisi
Ancita marginicollis (A longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Ceraon sp. (genus) (2-horned tree hopper) at Acton, ACT - 18 Feb 2022 by TimL
Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT
Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Acton, ACT - 16 Feb 2022 by MarkT
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 14 Feb 2022 by Roger
Phalaenoides tristifica (Willow-herb Day-moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Turneromyia sp. (genus) (Zebra spider wasp) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Zosteria sp. (genus) (Common brown robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Sextius virescens (Acacia horned treehopper) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Iridomyrmex rufoniger (Tufted Tyrant Ant) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Eristalinus punctulatus (Golden Native Drone Fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Stomorhina sp. (genus) (Snout fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Isomoralla eriscota (A concealer moth) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Chauliognathus lugubris (Plague Soldier Beetle) at Acton, ACT - 4 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Uraba lugens (Gumleaf Skeletonizer) at Acton, ACT - 3 Feb 2022 by AlisonMilton
Gonipterus sp. (genus) (Eucalyptus Weevil) at Acton, ACT - 28 Jan 2022 by TimL
Austrolestes leda (Wandering Ringtail) at Acton, ACT - 23 Jan 2022 by TimL
Austroargiolestes icteromelas (Common Flatwing) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Ancita australis (Longicorn or longhorn beetle) at Acton, ACT - 22 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Staphylinidae (family) (Rove beetle) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Deliochus pulcher (Beautiful Deliochus spider) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
Trichophthalma costalis (Tangle-vein fly) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by Roger
Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 16 Jan 2022 by TimL
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Lizard) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Thynninae (subfamily) (Smooth flower wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Caedicia simplex (Common Garden Katydid) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Tamopsis sp. (genus) (Two-tailed spider) at Acton, ACT - 14 Jan 2022 by TimL
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 11 Jan 2022 by cherylhodges
Thereutria amaraca (Spine-legged Robber Fly) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by Roger
Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL
Pogona vitticeps (Central Bearded Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 4 Jan 2022 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 1 Jan 2022 by NickiTaws
Zosteria rosevillensis (A robber fly) at Acton, ACT - 31 Dec 2021 by TimL
Bembix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Bembix sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Ropalidia plebeiana (Small brown paper wasp) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Apricia jovialis (Jovial jumping spider) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by Roger
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis (Gold-tipped leafcutter bee) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger
Bembecinus sp. (genus) (A sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger
Sericophorus sp. (genus) (Sand wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger
Cleonyminae sp. (subfamily) (Parasitic wasp) at Acton, ACT - 6 Dec 2021 by Roger
Eleale pulchra (Clerid beetle) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Ledromorpha planirostris (A leafhopper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Myrmecia sp., pilosula-group (Jack jumper) at Acton, ACT - 5 Dec 2021 by TimL
Porrostoma rhipidium (Long-nosed Lycid (Net-winged) beetle) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL
Balta bicolor (A balta cockroach) at Acton, ACT - 3 Dec 2021 by TimL

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 14 Feb 2022 11:59 AM Recorded on
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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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