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One of the identifiable features of the Megachile aurifrons beside its “golden brow”, are the “red eyes”. Known commonly as the Golden-browed Resin Bee, we would suggest they be called the “Red-eyed Golden-browed Resin Bee”, although that is a mouthful. It is of course, only the female that have the red eyes.

From our selection of photos, you might say we are smitten by the beauty of the “Red-eyed” Golden-browed Resin Bee (Megachile aurifrons).

Red Eyes of the Golden-browed Resin Bee (Megachile aurifrons), Alice Springs, NT

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Family: Megachilidae
  • Genus: Megachile
  • Species: M. aurifrons
  • Binomial name: Megachile aurifrons

Footnote & References

  1. The unmistakable eyes of Megachile aurifrons by Gary Taylor, https://ausemade.com.au/the-unmistakable-eyes-of-megachile-aurifrons/

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