Resin Bee
Red-browed Leaf-cutter Bee
Resin Bee (Megachile cf oblonga)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Leafcutter Bee (Bee: Megachilidae)
Species: Resin Bee (Megachile cf oblonga)
This Photo:     White, ventral

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Nearly 7 years ago we identified this as M. leucopyga, but with more on-line resource becoming available, it seems there are a number of similar bees with coloured rear ends.
Here is an excellent resource Megachilid Females

Copyright © 2014-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 06-Jul-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.