Alice Springs Fauna •

Alice Springs BeesAmegilla Bee Bright-white Masked Bee Bush Bee Ceylalitus perditellus Golden-browed Resin Bee Red-headed Masked Bee

With the common name of the Blue-banded Bee (although not all bees in this group have blue bands), the name is given to a group of bee species in the genus Amegilla, and are commonly also known as Amegilla Bees.

Amegilla chlorocyanea bee, Alice Springs, NT
Blue-banded Bee (Amegilla chlorocyanea), Alice Springs NT

Pictured here is the species Amegilla chlorocyanea bee. It is a small robust looking bee with a golden-brown head and thorax and eyes that are tinged green. The abdomen is black with blue stripes, although the blue can be very pale, to almost off-white in colour.

Amegilla chlorocyanea bee, Alice Springs Desert Park, NT
Amegilla chlorocyanea bee, Alice Springs NT

Keeps a lookout for these wonderful looking native bees as you walk around observing wildflowers in the gardens, reserves and parks.

Amegilla chlorocyanea bee, Alice Springs Desert Park, NT
Amegilla chlorocyanea bee, Alice Springs NT

Check out our Insects > Bees for more info on the Amegilla bees.

Read some of our articles on Blogging Bees… about Amegilla Bees by our bloggers:


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Apoidea
  • Informal: Apiformes
  • Family: Apidae
  • Subfamily: Apinae
  • Tribe: Anthophorini
  • Genus: Amegilla
  • Subgenus: infrageneric Notomegilla
  • Species: Amegilla chlorocyanea

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