Blue Banded Bee
Old Male
Ellura
European Honey Bee
Female worker
 
    
Blue Banded Bee (Amegilla chlorocyanea)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:     Adelaide Hills

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.

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 29-Oct-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.