Darwin's Leaf-cutter Bee
Female, dorsal & Rear Legs
Ellura
Darwin's Leaf-cutter Bee
Female, Wing Venation
 
                      
Darwin's Leaf-cutter Bee (Megachile darwiniana)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Leafcutter Bee (Bee: Megachilidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Darwin's Leaf-cutter Bee (Megachile darwiniana)
This Photo:     🔍Female, profile🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~10mm long
A first record for SA, and iNat
Normally found from NSW up to Cairns. But there are 2 records very close to the SA border in NSW. This is also the most southerly record on Atlas.
We found 1 female in Dec.

Copyright © 2021-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Dec-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.