Meroglossa rubricataBubbling Meroglossa rubricata Colour Variation Communication Female and Male Flower Selection Nesting Threats

Meroglossa rubricata are found feeding and collecting pollen and nectar from a variety of flowering native plants.

Meroglossa rubricata on a Geraldton Wax Flower (Chamelaucium uncinatum).

Male Meroglossa rubricata on Eucalyptus leucoxylon.

Male Meroglossa rubricata, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Male Meroglossa rubricata on Eucalyptus leucoxylon, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor

Meroglossa rubricata on Eucalyptus erythrocorys.

Female Meroglossa rubricata, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Meroglossa rubricata on a Illyarrie (E. erythrocorys), Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Female Meroglossa rubricata, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Meroglossa rubricata on a Illyarrie (E. erythrocorys) Midwest WA © Gary Taylor

A Meroglossa rubricata gathering nectar from a Callistemon.

Male Meroglossa rubricata, Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Male Meroglossa rubricata (bubbling) on a Callistemon, Midwest WA © 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: M rubricata
  • Binomial name: Meroglossa rubricata
Meroglossa rubricata on Geraldton wax flower (Chamelaucium uncinatum), Midwest WA © Gary Taylor
Meroglossa rubricata on Geraldton wax flower (Chamelaucium uncinatum), Midwest WA © Gary Taylor

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs and content contributor © Gary Taylor

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