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Our native bee - The Blue Banded Bee (Amegilla pulchra)

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By Bernieh


Our native bee - The Blue Banded Bee  (Amegilla pulchra)

The Blue-banded Bee has a golden brown head, and the abdomen is striped black and pale blue. It feeds on flowers, often blue coloured flowers - here it's feeding on the streptocarpus which is more of a purple.



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Brilliant photo Bernieh

16 Jun, 2009

 

Thanks Milky.

17 Jun, 2009

 

He's a pretty little feller??

17 Jun, 2009

 

Wow! Really nice looking bee, so different that what I'm used to seeing.

18 Jun, 2009

 

Tasteyg - this is our native bee and he is rather large. I do like to see them in amongst the flowers - we've had quite a few bees and butterflies lately.

18 Jun, 2009

 

Great Closeup and what a handsome Bee love his blue stripes, so different to ours in England

19 Jun, 2009

 

looks a little dangerous, too.

19 Jun, 2009

 

Unusual nice colours though

22 Jun, 2009

 

Awesome!!

9 Aug, 2012

 

We see lots of them almost all year round.

10 Aug, 2012



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