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

Commonly known as the Red Singer, the Amegilla (Asaropoda) rhodoscymna, belong to the same subgenus as the commonly named ‘teddy bear bees’, Amegilla (Asaropoda) bombiformis.

Photographed here in Ballandean, in the Southern Downs region of Queensland, the Red Singer current distribution stretches from northern New South Wales, up into Queensland as far as Cape York and the Top End of the Northern Territory.

Amegilla (Asaropoda) rhodoscymna (Red Singer) on Buddleja, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amegilla (Asaropoda) rhodoscymna (Red Singer) on Buddleja, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amegilla (Asaropoda) rhodoscymna (Red Singer) mating on Buddleja, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amegilla (Asaropoda) rhodoscymna (Red Singer) mating on Buddleja, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amegilla (Asaropoda) rhodoscymna (Red Singer) mating on Buddleja, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amegilla (Asaropoda) rhodoscymna (Red Singer) mating on Buddleja, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amegilla (Asaropoda) rhodoscymna (Red Singer) roosting, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amegilla (Asaropoda) rhodoscymna (Red Singer) roosting, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amegilla (Asaropoda) rhodoscymna (Red Singer), Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amegilla (Asaropoda) rhodoscymna (Red Singer), Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amegilla (Asaropoda) rhodoscymna (Red Singer) roosting, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Amegilla (Asaropoda) rhodoscymna (Red Singer) roosting, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Apoidea
  • Informal: Apiformes
  • Family: Apidae
  • Subfamily: Apinae
  • Tribe: Anthophorini
  • Genus: Amegilla
  • Subgenus: infrageneric Asaropoda
  • Species: Amegilla rhodoscymna

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs Amegilla (Asaropoda) rhodoscymna © Marc Newman, Flickr, https://flickr.com/photos/koolbee/albums
  2. Amegilla (Asaropoda) rhodoscymna, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:45f1be6b-2e0b-46da-b1ac-00fbd0906c2b

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