Colletid Bee
Ellura
Red Hylaeine Bee
Face
 
    
Red Hylaeine Bee (Hylaeus lateralis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Colletid Bee (Bee: Colletidae)
Species: Red Hylaeine Bee (Hylaeus lateralis)
This Photo:     Profile, ~5mm

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
When explaining how to tell the difference between bees & wasps, Dr Ken Walker said "The antennae of bees are inserted about half way up the face of a bee whereas the antennae of wasps are inserted on lower half of the wasp face."

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 20-Jan-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.