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The Golden-browed Resin Bee (Megachile aurifrons) are opportunistic and are known to take over the abandoned mud nests of other wasps. With their reddish eyes and golden-brow they are an interesting bee to watch, especially when preparing the nest for their offspring.

We hope you enjoy some of our short video footage of the Golden-browed Resin Bee (Megachile aurifrons). These were filmed in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Golden-browed Resin Bee (Megachile aurifrons), Alice Springs, NT (video min:sec 00:56)
Golden-browed Resin Bee (Megachile aurifrons), Alice Springs, NT (video min:sec 00:18)
Golden-browed Resin Bee (Megachile aurifrons), Alice Springs, NT (video min:sec 01:56)
Golden-browed Resin Bee (Megachile aurifrons), Alice Springs, NT (video min:sec 02:05)

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Family: Megachilidae
  • Genus: Megachile
  • Species: M. aurifrons
  • Binomial name: Megachile aurifrons