Queen: Gaster Striations
Blue Banded Bee
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Long-tongued Bee (Bee: Apidae)|
|Species:||Blue Banded Bee (Amegilla chlorocyanea)|
|This Photo:||Old Male|
Thank you Dr Ken Walker for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
Dr Ken Walker said "The colour of the bands fades with age and the amount of orange varies in a species like A. chlorocyanea."
Donella Billett told us that males have five bands and females have four.