Muscular Ant
Queen: Gaster Striations
Blue Banded Bee
Old Male
Blue Banded Bee (Amegilla chlorocyanea)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
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.

Copyright © 2016-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 26-Jan-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.