Alice Springs Desert Park

ASDP BeesAmegilla chlorocyanea Bee Braunsapis sp Exoneurella eremophila Bee Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) Mating Lasioglossum (Homalictus)

The Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) on the Poached Egg Daisy (Polycalymma stuartii) in the Alice Springs Desert Park, NT. You will notice that this bee has white hair bands on the abdomen, is mostly black underneath and carries pollen on its legs.

Lasioglossum (Chilalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT

More information about our native bees in Alice Springs Bees and Insects > Bees > Lasioglossum.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Apoidea
  • Informal: Apiformes
  • Family: Halictidae
  • Subfamily: Halictinae
  • Genus: Lasioglossum
  • Subgenus: infrageneric Chilalictus

Footnote & References

  1. Many thanks to Megan Halcroft and Josh Whitehead for ID, Bee Aware of Your Native Bees (Australia), Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/beeawareofyournativebees
  2. Lasioglossum bees – the forgotten pollinators, Nelson, Warrick & Howlett, Brad & Evans, Lisa & Donovan, Barry. (2022). Lasioglossum bees – the forgotten pollinators. Journal of Apicultural Research. 10.1080/00218839.2022.2028966, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358444855_Lasioglossum_bees_-_the_forgotten_pollinators

ASDP BeesAmegilla chlorocyanea Bee Braunsapis sp Exoneurella eremophila Bee Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) Mating Lasioglossum (Homalictus)

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