LeioproctusLeioproctus Andrenopsis Leioproctus bipectinatus Leioproctus excubitor Leioproctus muelleri Leioproctus xanthosus

Images and Contributor Author Marc Newman

Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) bipectinatus © Marc Newman
Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) bipectinatus © Marc Newman
Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) bipectinatus © Marc Newman
Female Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) bipectinatus © Marc Newman

These bees are specialists on Persoonia flowers “Geebungs (Snottygobbles in Western Australia)”.

Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) bipectinatus © Marc Newman
Male Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) bipectinatus © Marc Newman
Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) bipectinatus © Marc Newman
Female Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) bipectinatus © Marc Newman
Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) bipectinatus © Marc Newman
Male Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) bipectinatus © Marc Newman

Many thanks to Marc Newman for his photograph of the Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) bipectinatus.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Apoidea
  • Informal: Apiformes
  • Family: Colletidae
  • Subfamily: Colletinae
  • Genus: Leioproctus
  • Subgenus:
    • Infrageneric Cladocerapis
  • Species: Leioproctus bipectinatus

Footnote & References

  1. Photograph Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) bipectinatus © Marc Newman, Flickr, https://flickr.com/photos/koolbee/albums
  2. Leioproctus (Cladocerapis) bipectinatus (Smith, 1857), Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:214a7007-1568-4846-94db-a389e7a42507
  3. Native bipectinatus colletid, PaDIL, https://www.padil.gov.au/pollinators/pest/main/138883/20946

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