Meroglossa impressifronsMeroglossa impressifrons penetrata

There are currently only two subspecies of Meroglossa impressifrons, including Meroglossa impressifrons impressifrons and Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata.

There are currently a handful of sightings of Meroglossa impressifrons impressifrons, in the Sydney region and South East Queensland region. There are many more documented sightings of Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata in both New South Wales and Queensland.

Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata on Xanthorrhoea johnsonii © Marc Newman
Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata on Xanthorrhoea johnsonii, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata female on Eucalyptus infera removing the operculum from a partially dehised bud © Marc Newman
Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata on Eucalyptus infera, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata © Marc Newman
Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata on Eucalyptus prava, Glen Aplin QLD © Marc Newman
Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata © Marc Newman
Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata on Eucalyptus leucoxylon © Marc Newman

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Apoidea
  • Informal: Apiformes
  • Family: Colletidae
  • Subfamily: Hylaeinae
  • Genus: Meroglossa
  • Species: Meroglossa impressifrons
  • Subspecies:
    • Meroglossa impressifrons impressifrons (Smith, 1853)
    • Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata (Smith, 1879)

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata, Ballandean, QLD © Marc Newman, Flickr, https://flickr.com/photos/koolbee/albums
  2. Meroglossa impressifrons (Smith, 1853), Atlas of Living Australia, https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:c9e05a87-edcf-4219-a58f-438417068fd8

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