Amegilla BeeAmegilla (Asaropoda) bombiformis Amegilla (Asaropoda) dawsoni Amegilla (Asaropoda) rhodoscymna Amegilla chlorocyanea Amegilla chlorocyanea – blue-banded Amegilla chlorocyanea – bubbling bee

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

The Red Singer is a delightful looking bee, whose current distribution stretches from northern New South Wales, up into Queensland as far as Cape York and the Top End of the Northern Territory (source Atlas of Living Australia).

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

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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Amegilla BeeAmegilla (Asaropoda) bombiformis Amegilla (Asaropoda) dawsoni Amegilla (Asaropoda) rhodoscymna Amegilla chlorocyanea Amegilla chlorocyanea – blue-banded Amegilla chlorocyanea – bubbling bee