Yellow Dwarf Bee
Endowed Plumed-vented Bee
Female, profile
Endowed Plumed-vented Bee (Homalictus (Homalictus) dotatus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Small Bee (Bee: Halictidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Endowed Plumed-vented Bee (Homalictus (Homalictus) dotatus)
This Photo:     🔍Female, dorsal🔎
Synonym: Lasioglossum dotatum

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~6mm long.
Very metallic bee with shiny bronze head & throax, and contrasting red abdomen.
Collects a lot of pollen for such a little bee

Found one in Jan.

Copyright © 2021-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Jan-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.