ThyreusThyreus caeruleopunctatus Thyreus waroonensis

The Thyreus caeruleopunctatus is known commonly as the Chequered Cuckoo Bee. A stocky looking bee, it has metallic pale to blue and black banded colours.

They are a known species as a kleptoparasite of the Banded Amegilla (Blue Banded Bee).

Thyreus caeruleopunctatus (Chequered Cuckoo Bee) © Marc Newman
Thyreus caeruleopunctatus (Chequered Cuckoo Bee) on Purple Top Verbena, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Thyreus caeruleopunctatus (Chequered Cuckoo Bee) © Marc Newman
Thyreus caeruleopunctatus (Chequered Cuckoo Bee) on Purple Top Verbena, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Thyreus caeruleopunctatus, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman
Thyreus caeruleopunctatus, Ballandean QLD © Marc Newman

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Family: Apidae
  • Tribe: Melectini
  • Genus: Thyreus
  • Species: Thyreus caeruleopunctatus

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs Thyreus caeruleopunctatus © Marc Newman, Flickr, https://flickr.com/photos/koolbee/albums

ThyreusThyreus caeruleopunctatus Thyreus waroonensis

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