Red-browed Leaf-cutter Bee
Posterior
Ellura
Eucalypt Sawfly
Larvae: Group
 
      
Red-browed Leaf-cutter Bee (Megachile chrysopyga)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Leafcutter Bee (Bee: Megachilidae)
Species: Red-browed Leaf-cutter Bee (Megachile chrysopyga)
This Photo:     Inside nest

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The photo's are in reverse order showing a bee leaving after checking out a disused hollow from a Mud nesting wasp.

Copyright © 2017-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-Mar-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.