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Commonly known as the Blue-banded Bee is the name given to a group of bee species in the genus Amegilla. Pictured here is the species Amegilla chlorocyanea bee.

A small robust looking bee with a golden-brown head and thorax. The abdomen is black with blue stripes, although the blue can be very pale, to almost off-white in colour.

Keeps a lookout for these wonderful looking native bees as you walk around the desert park. They will often be seen feeding off the nectar of a variety of native flowering plants.

Images © Ausemade Pty Ltd



  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Chelicerata
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Scorpiones
  • Family: Scorpionidae
  • Subfamily: Urodacinae
  • Genus: Urodacus
  • Species: U. yaschenkoi
  • Binomial name: Urodacus yaschenkoi