Amegilla bees are a group of native bee species that do not produce honey but are important pollinators of crops and wild plants. Amegilla bees are not. Blue-banded Bee – Amegilla cingulata. Family ANTHOPHORIDAE. This page contains pictures and information about Blue-banded Bees that. Blue-banded Bee (Amegilla cingulata). One of our reasons for establishing a native garden is to establish a haven for wildlife. This includes birds, reptiles.

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Species that perform buzz pollination or cingulatz are able to grab onto the flower and move their wing muscles very fast making a loud buzzing sound. Drosera hookeri, a Sundew. Spotted Flower Chafer Beetle, Polystigma punctata. Lissanthe strigosa, Peach Heath.

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From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Ottelia ovalifolia, Swamp Lily. Melaleuca decussata, Cross-leaved Honey-myrtle. Hibbertia scandens, the Climbing Guinea Flower. Magnificent Spider Ordgarius sp. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it maegilla be completely wrong.


Acacia linifolia, White or Flax-leaved Wattle. Amegilla cingulata Scientific classification Kingdom: Acacia rupicola, Rock Wattle. About species belonging to the Genus Amegilla have so far been recorded in different parts of the world ITIS Kin Kin Native Bees.

Apparently, the walls of mud brick houses are now becoming used for nesting sites. Native Bees of the Sydney Region. Blue-banded Bees build their nests underground in soil.

Darwinia citriodora, Lemon-scented Myrtle. Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software. Unlike female Blue-banded Bees, males do not construct a nest. Libertia paniculata, Branching grass-flag. Ranunculus inundatus, River Buttercup. This process is continued until all of the cells are filled.

Acacia implexa, Hickory Wattle.

Common Blue-Banded Bee (Amegilla cingulata)

They hold the flowers and vibrate with loud buzz sound. Glenbrook Native Plant Reserve.

Why grow Australian plants? From a conservation and agricultural standpoint it is not necessary to recognise all the different bee genera.

Acacia siculiformis, Dagger Wattle.

ADW: Amegilla cingulata: CLASSIFICATION

Contact us here General: Corymbia maculata, Spotted Gum. Acacia granitica, Granite Wattle. Acacia brownii, Heath Wattle. Daviesia latifolia, Hop Bitter-pea. Green and Gold Nomia Bee. Acacia amoena, Boomerang Wattle. Grevillea “Bonnie Prince Charlie”. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Amegilla bee populations in East Africa are likely to be affected by pests and diseases but information on this subject is lacking.


Melaleuca incana, Grey Honey-myrtle. They tend to dart around much more rapidly, and often stop to hover — an ability that the Honeybee is unable to duplicate. Callistemon rugulosus, Scarlet Bottlebrush. Podolepis jaceoides, Showy Copper Congulata Daisy. This page contains pictures and information about Blue-banded Bees that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Amongst these six-legged visitors we have noticed a number of native bees. Instead, congulata each night falls, they roost together in small groups, clinging to long grass or thin twigs with their mandibles.

Bands may differ with the sex, males having more bands usually 5 than females usually 4.

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