with Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus

Xylocopa aerataMale Xylocopa aerata Xylocopa aeratus Pollinator The Assassin

Photographs by Marc Newman

Assassin Bug with Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus © Marc Newman
Assassin Bug with Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus © Marc Newman

Assassin Bug with Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Peacock Carpenter Bee)
— I was surprised they can take these big bees. I’ve gone right off Assassin bugs :-))). I thought to save the bee but it didn’t respond to treatment.

Author Marc Newman
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus - deceased © Marc Newman
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus – deceased © Marc Newman
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus - deceased © Marc Newman
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus – deceased © Marc Newman
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus - deceased © Marc Newman
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus – deceased © Marc Newman
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus - deceased © Marc Newman
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus – deceased © Marc Newman

The Assasin Bug…

Assassin Bug © Marc Newman
Assassin Bug © Marc Newman

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Family: Apidae
  • Genus: Xylocopa
  • Species: X. aerata
  • Binomial name: Xylocopa aerata
  • Synonyms: Lestis aeratus (Smith, 1851)

Footnote & References

  1. Photograph Assassin Bug and Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus, Ballandean, QLD © Marc Newman, Flickr, https://flickr.com/photos/koolbee/albums

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Xylocopa aerataMale Xylocopa aerata Xylocopa aeratus Pollinator The Assassin