Megachile (Eutricharaea) serricauda

Leafcutter bee, Megachilid bee at Murrumbateman, NSW

Megachile (Eutricharaea) serricauda at Murrumbateman, NSW - 21 Nov 2023
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Megachile (Eutricharaea) serricauda 21 Nov 2023 michael.batley
Megachile sp. 21 Nov 2023 amiessmacro

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Megachile leachella?


   21 Nov 2023
Although M. leachella is also a leaf cutter in the subgenus M. (Eutricharaea), it is a European species that is not known to be in Australia. Very few of our bee species occur outside this country and while Megachile (Eutricharaea) rotundata was introduced as a potential pollinator of lucerne it does not appear to have become widely established.
amiessmacro wrote:
   21 Nov 2023
Ah thank you so good to learn more about these beautiful ones @michael.batley
RogerF wrote:
   22 Nov 2023
Great shot!. Note yellow pollen grains on tip of abdomen, hind legs and forehead. Do you have an ID for the flower, a Brachyscome?
amiessmacro wrote:
   22 Nov 2023
Hi @RogerF I don’t have an ID for the flower, they appear to be tiny daisies growing through my fence from the neighbours yard
RogerF wrote:
   22 Nov 2023
Are they the exotic lawn daisy (Bellis perennis) or native? Could you send me a picture of the whole plant with leaf please. Thanks Roger.
amiessmacro wrote:
   22 Nov 2023
Hi @RogerF
It might be bellis, I’ve emailed you two photos I hope they’re okay

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  • 21 Nov 2023 02:38 PM Recorded on
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