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Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis

1 Gold-tipped leafcutter bee at Acton, ACT

Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis at Acton, ACT - 9 Mar 2022
Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis at Acton, ACT - 9 Mar 2022
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Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis 9 Mar 2022 michael.batley
Megachile sp. 9 Mar 2022 Roger

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I thought at first that this bee was Megachile (Eutricharaea) maculariformis seeing the orange head, about the same size, but no orange bottom, not a very cooperative bee.

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   9 Mar 2022
There is some orange on the tail, but it is worn and/or curled under in the image.
Roger wrote:
   9 Mar 2022
Thank you Michael, this guy seems very hairy also.
   9 Mar 2022
It depends on the angle of the lighting. Males do have a reasonable amount of hair (https://michaelbatley.github.io/Bee-ID-SM/maculariformis.htm)

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Cetratus rubropunctatus (Long green crab spider) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
Hirudinea sp. (Class) (Unidentified Leech) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
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Hirudinea sp. (Class) (Unidentified Leech) at Acton, ACT - 13 May 2022 by TimL
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Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 9 May 2022 by Roger
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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
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Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Acton, ACT - 3 May 2022 by Tammy
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Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 28 Apr 2022 by TimL
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) 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
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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
Pseudomantis albofimbriata (False garden mantis) at Acton, ACT - 10 Apr 2022 by LD12
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
Syneora cheleuta (Brown-waved Bark Moth) at Acton, ACT - 29 Mar 2022 by Christine
Protyora sterculiae (Kurrajong star psyllid) at Acton, ACT - 18 Mar 2022 by TimL
Torymidae (family) (Torymid wasp) at Acton, ACT - 14 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
Altica sp. (genus) (Flea beetle) at Acton, ACT - 23 Feb 2022 by Roger
Heteronympha paradelpha (Spotted Brown) at Acton, ACT - 19 Feb 2022 by JohnBundock
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
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
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
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
Megachile leucopyga at Acton, ACT - 21 Jan 2022 by TimL
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
Megachile sp. (several subgenera) (Resin Bees) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by cherylhodges
Euhesma nitidifrons (A plasterer bee) at Acton, ACT - 12 Jan 2022 by cherylhodges
Austrorhytida capillacea (Common Southern Carnivorous Snail) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cystopelta Slug) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cystopelta Slug) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Cystopelta astra (Snowy Mountains Humpback Slug) at Acton, ACT - 7 Jan 2022 by TimL
Illeis galbula (Fungus-eating Ladybird) at Acton, ACT - 6 Jan 2022 by Roger
Intellagama lesueurii howittii (Gippsland Water Dragon) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by TimL
Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) rotundiceps (Hylaeine colletid bee) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by Roger
Teloschistes sp. (A lichen) at Acton, ACT - 5 Jan 2022 by TimL
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
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) sp. (genus & subgenus) (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 18 Dec 2021 by AJB
Lasioglossum (Callalictus) callomelittinum (Halictid bee) at Acton, ACT - 17 Dec 2021 by AJB
Tettigoniidae (family) (Unidentified katydid) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger
Cystopelta sp. (genus) (Unidentified Cystopelta Slug) at Acton, ACT - 13 Dec 2021 by Roger
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2021 by TimL
Limnodynastes peronii (Brown-striped Frog) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2021 by TimL
Pseudonaja textilis (Eastern Brown Snake) at Acton, ACT - 12 Dec 2021 by TimL

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 9 Mar 2022 11:07 AM Recorded on
  • Roger Recorded by

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  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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