MeroglossaMeroglossa impressifrons Meroglossa rubricata

Male Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata © Marc Newman
Male Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata © Marc Newman

The genus Meroglossa comprises at the time of writing, some 20 species that include:

  • Meroglossa borchi
  • Meroglossa canaliculata
  • Meroglossa diversipuncta
  • Meroglossa eucalypti
  • Meroglossa ferruginea
  • Meroglossa gemmata
  • Meroglossa impressifrons
  • Meroglossa itamuca
  • Meroglossa modesta
  • Meroglossa ocellata
  • Meroglossa plumifera
  • Meroglossa punctata
  • Meroglossa rubricata
  • Meroglossa rugosa
  • Meroglossa sculptissima
  • Meroglossa setifera
  • Meroglossa soror
  • Meroglossa striaticeps
  • Meroglossa sulcifrons
  • Meroglossa torrida
Female Meroglossa itamuca © Marc Newman
Female Meroglossa itamuca © Marc Newman
Meroglossa rubricata © Marc Newman
Meroglossa rubricata © Marc Newman
Meroglossa plumifera on Xanthorrhoea johnsonii © Marc Newman
Meroglossa plumifera on Xanthorrhoea johnsonii © Marc Newman
Meroglossa rubricata © Gary Taylor
Meroglossa rubricata © Gary Taylor

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Apoidea
  • Informal: Apiformes
  • Family: Colletidae
  • Subfamily: Hylaeinae
  • Genus: Meroglossa
  • Species: Meroglossa rubricata
Male Meroglossa sulcifrons © Marc Newman
Male Meroglossa sulcifrons © Marc Newman

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs © Marc Newman, Flickr, https://flickr.com/photos/koolbee/albums
  2. Photographs © Gary Taylor, Western Australia
  3. Bee Aware of Your Native Bees (Australia), Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/beeawareofyournativebees

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