Alice Springs Fauna •

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

The Bush Bee (Austroplebeia australis), formerly known as Trigona australis, has been sighted here in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Austroplebeia australis, Alice Springs, NT
Bush Bee (Austroplebeia australis), Alice Springs, NT

Locals and visitors to Alice Springs, Central Australia can see a number of different native bees, it just needs keen observation and luck. If you see wildflowers and flowering shrubs and trees, look closely at some of the insects foraging on the nectar and pollen. Even introduced flowering lotus blossoms in a fish pond can reveal some of the insects that enjoy the flowers.

Pictured is the Austroplebeia australis native bee in the lotus flower. This particular bee had fallen into the abundance of nectar and had got stuck, so a little intervention was needed to help it out of the nectar.

Check out our Insects > Bees for more info on the Austroplebeia australis.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Apoidea
  • Informal: Apiformes
  • Family: Apidae
  • Subfamily: Apinae
  • Tribe: Meliponini
  • Genus: Austroplebeia
  • Species: Austroplebeia australis

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