Meroglossa impressifronsMeroglossa impressifrons penetrata Opercula behaviour

Photographs by Marc Newman

Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata is one of two subspecies of Meroglossa impressifrons with a current distribution in Queensland and New South Wales.

Male Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata © Marc Newman
Male Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata © Marc Newman
Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata © 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 penetrata (Smith, 1879)
Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata © Marc Newman
Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata female nectaring on Eucalyptus leucoxylon © Marc Newman

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata, Ballandean, QLD © Marc Newman, Flickr, https://flickr.com/photos/koolbee/albums
  2. Newman, Marc & Jacobi, Bernhard. (2011). Operculum-lifting behaviour in the Eucalypt-visiting hylaeine bees Meroglossa impressifrons penetrata (SMITH, 1879) and Hylaeus (Hylaeorhiza) nubilosus (SMITH, 1853). Bembix. 5 – 12.
  3. 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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