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

Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps is also commonly known as the Dark-headed Dimorphic-Masked Bee.

Pictured here is Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps on Xanthorrhoea johnsonii. It would appear that the pollen on the bee is not from the grass tree.

Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps on Xanthorrhoea johnsonii, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps on Xanthorrhoea johnsonii, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps on Xanthorrhoea johnsonii, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps on Xanthorrhoea johnsonii, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps on Xanthorrhoea johnsonii, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps on Xanthorrhoea johnsonii, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps on Xanthorrhoea johnsonii, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps on Xanthorrhoea johnsonii, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman

The following Amphylaeus obscuriceps is on a citrus lemon flower.

Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps on citrus lemon flower, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps on citrus lemon flower, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Apoidea
  • Informal: Apiformes
  • Family: Colletidae
  • Subfamily: Hylaeinae
  • Genus: Amphylaeus
  • Subgenus: infrageneric Agogenohylaeus
  • Species: Amphylaeus obscuriceps

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps, Ballandean, QLD © Marc Newman, Flickr, https://flickr.com/photos/koolbee/albums
  2. Amphylaeus (Agogenohylaeus) obscuriceps (Friese, 1924), Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/taxa/7eb597c0-fdfd-48ff-b6de-0b2846e91bae
  3. Dark-headed Dimorphic-Masked Bee (Amphylaeus obscuriceps), iNaturalistAU, https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/taxa/892283-Amphylaeus-obscuriceps

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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