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Native Bee

Exoneura sp.


This attractive little bee was about 10 mm long. It had a black head and thorax. The abdomen was a reddish-orange with a well-rounded dorsal sclerites. The legs had tibiae that were covered with dense, fine, down-pointing setae presumably for pollen collection. Antennae were black and short.


Spotted on broom tea-tree ( Leptospermum scoparium) and other flowering plants in the area.


Family: Apidae
Subfamily: Xylocopinae
Tribe: Allodapini

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1 Comment

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Does my backside look fat ? Ha!

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Nov 12, 2014
Submitted on Nov 12, 2014

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