Alice Springs Fauna •

Alice Springs BeesAmegilla Bee Braunsapis sp Bright-white Masked Bee Bush Bee Ceylalictus perditellus European Honey Bee Exoneurella eremophila Golden-browed Resin Bee Lasioglossum (Homalictus) Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) Lipotriches Megachile deanii Red-headed Masked Bee Stenotritidae genus Stenotritus Xanthesma (Xenohesma)

This bee (rescued from a salt-water swimming pool in Alice Springs), belongs to a small family of bees found only in Australia — family Stenotritidae, probably genus Stenotritus. Once the bee dried out, it flew off.

family Stenotritidae, genus Stenotritus, Alice Springs NT
family Stenotritidae, genus Stenotritus, Alice Springs NT

The stenotritids (family Stenotritidae) are large, densely hairy and fast-flying bees. They have unmodified mouthparts. They make simple burrows in the ground and firm, ovoid provision masses in cells lined with a waterproof secretion.

family Stenotritidae, genus Stenotritus, Alice Springs NT
family Stenotritidae, genus Stenotritus, Alice Springs NT
family Stenotritidae, genus Stenotritus, Alice Springs NT
family Stenotritidae, genus Stenotritus, Alice Springs NT
family Stenotritidae, genus Stenotritus, Alice Springs NT
family Stenotritidae, genus Stenotritus, Alice Springs NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Clade: Anthophila
  • Family: Stenotritidae
  • Genus:
    • Ctenocolletes
    • Stenotritus


Alice Springs BeesAmegilla Bee Braunsapis sp Bright-white Masked Bee Bush Bee Ceylalictus perditellus European Honey Bee Exoneurella eremophila Golden-browed Resin Bee Lasioglossum (Homalictus) Lasioglossum (Parasphecodes) Lipotriches Megachile deanii Red-headed Masked Bee Stenotritidae genus Stenotritus Xanthesma (Xenohesma)

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