Megachile (Eutricharaea) sp. (subgenus)

9 Leaf-cutter Bee at Murrumbateman, NSW

Megachile (Eutricharaea) sp. (subgenus) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 28 Oct 2023
Megachile (Eutricharaea) sp. (subgenus) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 28 Oct 2023
Megachile (Eutricharaea) sp. (subgenus) at Murrumbateman, NSW - 28 Oct 2023
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   29 Oct 2023
This is a lovely picture, particularly the flower's anthers caught in the act of depositing their pollen. The bee is clearly a female Megachile, but I would have expected the white bands to be wider if she was M. macularis. An estimate of size might help as M. serricauda is much smaller than M. macularis. What is the flower?
amiessmacro wrote:
   29 Oct 2023
Hi @michael.batley
The flower is salvia I will post a second photo to see if it helps

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 28 Oct 2023 10:50 AM Recorded on
  • amiessmacro Recorded by

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  • Salvia Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size
  • Unknown Gender

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