MegachileEutricharaea Megachile aurifrons Megachile canifrons Megachile erythropyga Megachile (Thaumatosoma) duboulaii Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata Megachile ustulata

Images and Contributor Marc Newman

First described by American zoologist Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell (born in England) in 1913, the following Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata male was found resting on the trunk of a Kurrajong tree. Location Errabiddy Outcamp Ruins, about 10 km from Murchison Settlement.

Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata, Murchison WA © Marc Newman
Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata, Murchison WA © Marc Newman

These bees were sunning themselves and resting on the warm side of the sloping section of the chimney, the main remaining part of the Errabiddy Outcamp ruins.

Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata, Murchison WA © Marc Newman
Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata, Murchison WA © Marc Newman

This is the male we found on a nearby Kurrajong tree. The flattened antennal tips and eye colouring are special.

Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata, Murchison WA © Marc Newman
Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata, Murchison WA © Marc Newman

This is a close-up of the head and thorax of the male.

Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata, Murchison WA © Marc Newman
Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata, Murchison WA © Marc Newman

The female Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata at work.

Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata, Murchison WA © Marc Newman
Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata, Murchison WA © Marc Newman

Male and female Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata sunning on the chimney of the Errabiddy Outcamp ruins.

Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata, Murchison WA © Marc Newman
Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata, Murchison WA © Marc Newman

  • Scientific Classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Apoidea
  • Informal: Apiformes
  • Family: Megachilidae
  • Subfamily: Megachilinae
  • Tribe: Megachilini
  • Genus: Megachile
  • Subgenus: infrageneric Thaumatosoma
  • Species: Megachile remeata

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata © Marc Newman, Flickr, https://flickr.com/photos/koolbee/albums
  2. Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata Cockerell, 1913, Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:3df950b6-46c1-4150-a4c4-0c5579527d5c

MegachileEutricharaea Megachile aurifrons Megachile canifrons Megachile erythropyga Megachile (Thaumatosoma) duboulaii Megachile (Thaumatosoma) remeata Megachile ustulata

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