Alice Springs Fauna •

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

Pictured here in on the Red-capped Gum (Eucalyptus erythrocorys) in Alice Springs, is the small native bee Hylaeus (Gnathoprosopis) albonitens, commonly known as the Bright-white Masked Bee.

Hylaeus albonitens, Alice Springs, NT
Bright-white Masked Bee (Hylaeus albonitens), Alice Springs, NT

Check out our Insects > Bees for more info on the Hylaeus albonitens


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Family: Colletidae
  • Subfamily: Hylaeinae
  • Genus: Hylaeus
  • Subgenus: infrageneric Gnathoprosopis
  • Species: Hylaeus albonitens

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

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