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White-marked Masked Bee (Hylaeus philoleucus)

Observer

nicole_andrews

Date

March 22, 2022 06:57 PM AEDT

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What

Friendly Masked Bee (Hylaeus amiculinus)

Observer

tjeales

Date

January 10, 2023 08:24 PM AEDT

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Noble Masked Bee (Hylaeus honestus)

Observer

timrudman

Date

March 30, 2020 04:20 PM AEDT

Description

This large masked bee (3/4 length of honey bee) is an occasional visitor to the Corymbia calophylla tree.
It is visually close to H. nubilosus but lacks central yellow spot on it's face.

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kerrystuart

Date

February 17, 2024 01:49 PM AWST

Description

Males seeking out females during the day in bee hotel nesting holes.

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What

Noble Masked Bee (Hylaeus honestus)

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timrudman

Date

February 17, 2024 06:35 PM AEDT

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What

Domino Cloak-and-dagger Bee (Thyreus lugubris)

Observer

thedunster

Date

February 16, 2024 10:52 AM AEDT

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What

Waroon Cloak-and-dagger Bee (Thyreus waroonensis)

Observer

cinclosoma

Date

February 2024

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Fire-tailed Resin Bee (Megachile mystaceana)

Observer

pinklady58

Date

January 16, 2024 03:08 PM AEST

Description

interaction between host species and cuckoo bee Coelioxys albiceps

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Blue-banded and Allied Digger Bees (Genus Amegilla)

Observer

sssuzie

Date

February 4, 2024 10:34 AM AEST

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What

Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees (Genus Megachile)

Observer

fitzbug

Date

October 24, 2023 10:50 AM AEDT

Description

Roosting in E. rhodantha nut

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cinclosoma

Date

February 2024

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gum_leaf

Date

January 31, 2024 11:22 AM AWST

Description

on Lobelia anceps

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gum_leaf

Date

January 31, 2024 10:51 AM AWST

Description

on Lobelia anceps

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Observer

kerrileeharris

Date

February 3, 2024 10:21 AM AEDT

Description

7mm long (I measured the flower at 6mm across the widest point of the standard)

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What

Satin Azure (Ogyris amaryllis)

Observer

saltmarshsteve

Date

October 10, 2020 10:43 AM ACDT

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kerrystuart

Date

October 4, 2022 01:21 PM AWST

Description

Xanthesma (Xenohesma) clypearis
MALE.
https://www.padil.gov.au/pollinators/pest/139195

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simonbennett

Date

February 1, 2024 06:20 AM AEDT

Description

Some of about 68 that roosted overnight on culms of Kangaroo Grass Themeda triandra. First observed at 6:20am on 1 February 2024.

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kerrystuart

Date

January 29, 2024 01:43 PM AWST

Description

Euryglossinae (Microdontura) mellea

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asaph01

Date

October 2023

Description

Wing Venation rules out Braunsapis as second recurrent vein is absent. Then, facial markings identify it as E. setosa. Caught patrolling 30 cm squared or so patch of ground about 7 cm above bare ground. Would briefly hover over pigface and hollow grass stalks etc. (probably to check for females) and occasionally landed on a tall piece of grass in the middle of its territory facing downward. Very territorial, chasing off other males and 1 Lasioglossum double it’s size. If a male left his territory another would immediately take it.

https://www.padil.gov.au/pollinators/pest/138709

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What

Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees (Genus Megachile)

Observer

cinclosoma

Date

January 2024

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Blue-banded and Allied Digger Bees (Genus Amegilla)

Observer

hntro

Date

January 2024

Description

wonderful little bee latched onto paspalum stem, ~8-10mm

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What

Tiny Masked Bee (Hylaeus perhumilis)

Observer

johneichler

Date

January 17, 2024 03:30 PM AEDT

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What

Elegant Masked Bee (Hylaeus elegans)

Observer

connor_margetts

Date

January 11, 2024 12:27 PM ACDT

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cinclosoma

Date

January 2024

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What

Littler's Masked Bee (Hylaeus littleri)

Observer

elusiveorchids

Date

January 11, 2024 04:56 PM AEDT

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What

Yellow-bellied Baldy (Euryglossina hypochroma)

Observer

samgordon

Date

January 5, 2024 12:47 PM ACDT

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ellurasanctuary

Date

November 23, 2019

Description

~6mm long.
Female I think, 12 seg antennae?

Almost looks like a wasp with those 3 prongs out it's rear end.

Went with masked bee because of the white "T" on it's face.

Incredibly long tongue!

Have captured 3 of these, and not one decent photo amoung them. Even in the fridge they don't settle very well.

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cinclosoma

Date

January 2024

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cinclosoma

Date

January 2024

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What

Elegant Masked Bee (Hylaeus elegans)

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laz

Date

December 9, 2023 04:09 PM AEDT

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laz

Date

January 5, 2024 08:34 AM AEST

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What

Southern Blue Devil (Paraplesiops meleagris)

Observer

fionaoutdoors

Date

March 14, 2023 02:51 PM ACDT

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What

Bees (Epifamily Anthophila)

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nickvolpe

Date

March 31, 2022 08:30 PM ACST

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nickvolpe

Date

November 19, 2022 02:37 PM ACST

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nickvolpe

Date

March 31, 2022 11:50 PM ACST

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What

Orange-tailed Masked Bee (Hylaeus maiellus)

Observer

nickvolpe

Date

May 6, 2022 10:57 PM ACST

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What

Red-and-green Pronged-Nomia (Nomia rubroviridis)

Observer

nickvolpe

Date

March 29, 2022 09:31 PM ACST

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nickvolpe

Date

August 23, 2021 08:47 PM ACST

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nickvolpe

Date

April 10, 2022 03:11 PM ACST

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nickvolpe

Date

November 3, 2021 09:45 PM ACST

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What

Blue-spotted Cloak-and-dagger Bee (Thyreus caeruleopunctatus)

Observer

nickvolpe

Date

September 21, 2021 10:54 PM ACST

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What

Green-and-gold Nomia Bee (Lipotriches australica)

Observer

reiner

Date

January 1, 2024 05:37 PM AEDT

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What

White-wedged Masked Bee (Hylaeus albocuneatus)

Observer

dianneclarke

Date

December 29, 2023 02:58 PM AEDT

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gum_leaf

Date

November 2023

Description

on Stylidium caespitosum

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soggyboots

Date

December 27, 2023 08:24 AM AEST

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samgordon

Date

December 22, 2023 12:43 PM ACDT

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What

Stripe-headed Meroglossa (Meroglossa striaticeps)

Observer

laz

Date

May 31, 2019 11:31 AM AEST

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What

Masked Bees (Genus Hylaeus)

Observer

suecee

Date

December 23, 2022 02:04 PM AEDT

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anthonypaul

Date

January 26, 2023 12:33 PM ACDT

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virginiashepherd

Date

January 26, 2022 04:26 PM AEDT

Description

This bee was identified by Ken Walker as Sericogaster fasciata, a rare Euryglossinae bee. Late afternoon, 22 degrees C, foraging in flannel flowers on a sandstone rock ledge

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andamooka

Date

September 14, 2023 11:58 AM AWST

Description

On a conospermum.

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reiner

Date

December 16, 2023 09:04 AM AEDT

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What

Elegant Hairy-Cellophane Bee (Trichocolletes venustus)

Observer

johnwalter

Date

September 3, 2023 04:19 PM AEST

Description

On Daviesia ulicifolia

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What

Elegant Hairy-Cellophane Bee (Trichocolletes venustus)

Observer

johnwalter

Date

September 3, 2023 04:12 PM AEST

Description

On Daviesia ulicifolia

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nickvolpe

Date

July 15, 2022 06:39 PM ACST

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What

Peacock Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa bombylans)

Observer

jenndl

Date

December 16, 2023 04:20 PM AEDT

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What

Dark-headed Dimorphic-Masked Bee (Amphylaeus obscuriceps)

Observer

maxhr54

Date

December 15, 2023 09:41 AM AEST

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What

Australian Banded-Digger (Amegilla cingulata)

Observer

adliwahid

Date

December 5, 2023 06:31 AM AEST

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What

Southern Reef Squid (Sepioteuthis australis)

Observer

dgafa

Date

March 5, 2023 09:09 AM ACDT

Description

Southern Reef Squid

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What

Disrupted Beautiful-Masked Bee (Palaeorhiza disrupta)

Date

December 9, 2023 09:23 AM AEST

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Date

December 11, 2022 07:33 PM AEDT

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mauriceallan

Date

August 31, 2022 10:49 PM AEST

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What

Eastern Green Mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps)

Observer

robinjames

Date

October 18, 2022 09:30 AM EAT

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What

Tiger Snake (Notechis scutatus)

Observer

kenty_8881

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What

Fiddler Beetle (Eupoecila australasiae)

Observer

austenarmstrong

Date

January 5, 2023 10:39 AM AEDT

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What

Leafcutter, Mortar, and Resin Bees (Genus Megachile)

Observer

laz

Date

November 27, 2016

Description

Unid native bee thinking Megachile
Identified as Megachile on Bowerbird by Terry Houston: "An apparently unnamed north-western Australian species of Megachile (Eutricharaea) is very similar in hair pattern and colouration but, without examining a specimen of your bee, Laurence, I wouldn't be confident that it belongs to Eutricharaea."

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What

Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides)

Observer

horseshoekid

Date

April 22, 2023 11:35 AM MDT

Description

Sometimes you just gotta mash the shutter for too long

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What

Bees (Epifamily Anthophila)

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reiner

Date

December 21, 2021 06:51 AM AEDT

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What

Golden-green Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa aerata)

Observer

rhytiphora

Date

October 21, 2018 02:35 PM ACDT

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What

Green-and-gold Nomia Bee (Lipotriches australica)

Observer

mariannebroug

Date

December 2, 2023 10:49 AM ACDT

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What

Blue Triangle Butterfly (Graphium choredon)

Observer

sandylah

Date

March 13, 2022 02:53 PM AEDT

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cmacardle

Date

November 29, 2023 04:27 PM ACDT

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What

Australian Banded-Digger (Amegilla cingulata)

Date

November 27, 2023 08:47 PM AEST

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What

Primrose-spotted Masked Bee (Hylaeus primulipictus)

Observer

ozbirdie

Date

November 27, 2023 01:06 PM AEST

Description

foraging in Pitomba - Eugenia luschnathiana

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What

Elegant Masked Bee (Hylaeus elegans)

Observer

mrwhitehead

Date

November 2023

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kerrystuart

Date

February 6, 2023 11:21 AM AWST

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andrewprice

Date

October 19, 2023 05:26 PM AWST

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nita76

Date

November 24, 2023 09:00 AM ACDT

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connor_margetts

Date

February 25, 2023 01:33 AM ACDT

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nerida3

Date

November 19, 2023 01:11 PM AEDT

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Date

September 30, 2023 10:27 AM AEST

Description

Female doesn’t have any markings, male markings don’t match those of P. turneriana
Multiple males waiting on leaves of hibiscus for females.

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What

Ghost Fungus (Omphalotus nidiformis)

Observer

scotthedges

Date

May 25, 2023 07:24 PM ACST

Description

Mushrooms apx 1 week old, no rain but damp ground. New Moon so dark night 30 sec exposure with f2.8 Nikon D800.

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What

Milky Masked Bee (Hylaeus lactifer)

Observer

dianneclarke

Date

February 7, 2021 10:28 AM AEST

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What

Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

Observer

crazy_horse

Date

November 19, 2023 02:25 PM AEDT

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ozbirdie

Date

February 7, 2013

Description

resin bee-Megachile punctata feeding on native Darling pea in the Indigiscape Centre native display gardens, Capalaba Qld Australia

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What

Waroon Cloak-and-dagger Bee (Thyreus waroonensis)

Observer

cinclosoma

Date

November 2023

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criag_l

Date

November 7, 2023 09:14 AM AEDT

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criag_l

Date

November 8, 2023 05:55 AM AEDT

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criag_l

Date

November 16, 2023 08:21 AM AEDT

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Observer

criag_l

Date

November 19, 2023 08:43 AM AEDT

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What

Fire-tailed Resin Bee (Megachile mystaceana)

Observer

ozbirdie

Date

January 11, 2021 01:46 PM AEST

Description

resting on Darling Pea leaves

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Observer

aussiecreature

Date

June 24, 2023 02:56 PM AEST

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What

Yellow-green Austral-Nomia (Lipotriches flavoviridis)

Observer

bushbandit

Date

November 15, 2023 01:05 PM AEDT

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What

Blue-banded and Allied Digger Bees (Genus Amegilla)

Observer

cinclosoma

Date

November 2023

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What

Banksia Masked Bee (Hylaeus alcyoneus)

Observer

samgordon

Date

April 10, 2023 02:39 PM ACST

Description

Numerous males and females seen around a couple of Banksia marginata - photos of females here, added as a separate post. Male at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/154247149

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What

Banksia Masked Bee (Hylaeus alcyoneus)

Observer

samgordon

Date

April 10, 2023 02:41 PM ACST

Description

Numerous males and females seen around a couple of Banksia marginata - photos of a male here. Pretty distinctive given their preferred plant and size (around 2/3 the length of Apis mellifera). Surprisingly I couldn't find any mainland SA records of this species! Females at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/156390513

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What

Blue-banded and Allied Digger Bees (Genus Amegilla)

Observer

aussiecreature

Date

June 22, 2023 02:58 PM ACST

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ozbirdie

Date

November 7, 2023 08:08 AM AEST

Description

a first sighting in my garden binging the count of recorded solitary bees in my garden to 46

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What

Littler's Masked Bee (Hylaeus littleri)

Observer

tjeales

Date

March 1, 2023 06:01 AM AEDT

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What

Tailed Green-banded Line Blue (Nacaduba cyanea)

Observer

kerrycoleman

Date

November 9, 2023 01:43 PM AEST