Alice Springs Desert Park

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

These photographs are of the Lasioglossum (Homalictus) on the Poached Egg Daisy (Polycalymma stuartii) in the Alice Springs Desert Park, Northern Territory. In this Lasioglossum (Homalictus), you will see that the thorax is a dark metallic green and it carries pollen under its abdomen.

Lasioglossum (Homalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Homalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Homalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Homalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Homalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Homalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Homalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Homalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Homalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Homalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Homalictus) on Poached Egg Daisy (Polycalymma stuartii), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Homalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Homalictus) on Poached Egg Daisy (Polycalymma stuartii), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Homalictus), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Homalictus) on Poached Egg Daisy (Polycalymma stuartii), Alice Springs Desert Park NT
Lasioglossum (Homalictus), 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: Homalictus

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. Homalictus (Homalictus) Cockerell, 1919 – Classification, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:ea6f8b79-739a-4755-9956-deba92c78baf#classification
  3. Homalictus Bees, Aussie Bee, https://www.aussiebee.com.au/homalictus.html
  4. Homalictus, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homalictus (last visited Jan. 19, 2022)

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