Southern Downs BeesSouthern Downs Native Bees Amphylaeus obscuriceps Exoneura sp Homalictus urbanus Hylaeus euxanthus Hylaeus ruficeps ruficeps Lasioglossum lanarium Lipotriches gracilipes Megachile deanii Peacock Carpenter Bee Red Singer

The Southern Downs, Queensland region is home to an amazing range of native bee species.

Reed Beed (Exoneura sp.) Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Reed Beed (Exoneura sp.) on a citrus lemon flower, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • (unranked): Unicalcarida
  • Suborder: Apocrita
  • Superfamily: Apoidea
  • Clade: Anthophila
  • Families:
    • Andrenidae
    • Apidae
    • Colletidae
    • Halictidae
    • Megachilidae
    • Melittidae
    • Stenotritidae

This page is under current development, but here is a sneak preview of some of the bees found in the region. Photographs by Marc Newman.


Footnote & References

  1. Photographs © Marc Newman
  2. Bees – a search will bring up a great collection of information, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/search?sortField=&dir=desc&q=bees

Southern Downs BeesSouthern Downs Native Bees Amphylaeus obscuriceps Exoneura sp Homalictus urbanus Hylaeus euxanthus Hylaeus ruficeps ruficeps Lasioglossum lanarium Lipotriches gracilipes Megachile deanii Peacock Carpenter Bee Red Singer

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