Bee on Lemon Myrtle
Male Homalictus bee blows bubbles on a lemon myrtle leaf. Kyogle, NSW.
Masked bee (Hylaeus sp.) has part of her front leg missing. This must make it challenging to gather pollen. Kyogle, NSW.
Masked bee (Hylaeus sp.) chews on the stamen of a lemon myrtle flower to gather pollen. Kyogle, NSW.
Masked bee (Hylaeus sp.) without a mask. Kyogle, NSW.
Blue Banded Bee
Classic portrait of a roosting male blue banded bee (Amegilla sp.). Kyogle, NSW.
Male blue banded bee (Amegilla sp.) roosts on a grass stem for the night. Kyogle, NSW.
Blue banded bee grooms himself after settling on a grass stem for the night. Kyogle, NSW.
Australian native stingless bee (Tetragonula sp.) collects pollen. Cambroon, Qld.
Great Carpenter Bee
Carpenter bee (Xylocopa) caught in the act of robbing Ixora flowers for nectar. Fitxroy Island, Qld.
An extreme closeup of a female Great Carpenter Bee (genus Xylocopa) robbing nectar from an Ixora flower. Fitzroy Island, Qld.
Carpenter bee (Xylocopa) forages for nectar on a clump of Ixora flowers. Fitxroy Island, Qld.
Native Bee Austroplebeia sp.
Austroplebeia stingless bee cleans herself after inspecting the inside of a gumnut. Mundubbera, Qld.
Austroplebeia stingless bee inspects a gumnut for resin. Mundubbera, Qld.
A small Halictid burrowing bee emerges from the nest entrance where at least three other bees were in residence. The Channon, NSW.
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