Author Gary Taylor ◦

You notice over time that certain types of flowers will attract certain types of bees, yet others aren’t remotely interested… But everyone loves a platypus. Eucalyptus platypus, also known as the Coastal Moort, has to bee one of the busiest and most species diverse flowering plants I’ve ever come across…

First pic, Thyreus waroonensis, the Waroona Cuckoo bee, and the stripey one that looks bit like a Megachile (Eutricharaea) but the bum and legs don’t seem right, Woohoo! I don’t know that one, that I think is a totally new bee for my albums, cool… 🙂

Thyreus waroonensis and possibly the Megachile (Eutricharaea) on Eucalyptus platypus © Gary Taylor
Thyreus waroonensis and possibly the Megachile (Eutricharaea) on Eucalyptus platypus © Gary Taylor

Second pic, Megachile (resin bee) but not sure of species…

Megachile (resin bee) on Eucalyptus platypus © Gary Taylor
Megachile (resin bee) on Eucalyptus platypus © Gary Taylor

Third pic, Lipotriches flavoviridis

Lipotriches flavoviridis on Eucalyptus platypus © Gary Taylor
Lipotriches flavoviridis on Eucalyptus platypus © Gary Taylor

Fourth pic, the unmistakable bum of one of my all time favourites, Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica.

Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica on Eucalyptus platypus © Gary Taylor
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica on Eucalyptus platypus © Gary Taylor

And last pic, Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis.

Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis on Eucalyptus platypus © Gary Taylor
Megachile (Eutricharaea) macularis on Eucalyptus platypus © Gary Taylor

Geraldton, Midwest WA


Footnote & References

  1. Eucalyptus platypus, also known as the Coastal Moort, by Gary Taylor, 8 January 2022, Bee Aware of Your Native Bees (Australia), Facebook