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Blue Banded Bee (Amegilla)

Aussie Bee Homepage > Native Bee Photo Gallery > Blue Banded Bees

Erica Siegel kindly contributed the following eye-catching photographs of blue banded bees to the Aussie Bee website:

bluebanded bee

Above: a stunning shot of a blue banded bee balancing on its jaws as it rests on a roost

blue banded bees roosting

Above: a group of blue banded bees (Amegilla) coming in to roost in the evening. Erica won second place in the 2009 Redland Photographic Competition for this wonderful image.

blue banded bee roost

Above: twenty four blue banded bees (Amegilla) jostling for the best roosting positions on some dry stems in the evening.



And 'Peter O' kindly contributed these fantastic photographs that he has taken of our blue banded bees:

bluebanded bee

Above: a delightful photograph of a blue banded bee sipping some nectar from a flower.

blue banded bee in flight

Above: a blue banded bee (Amegilla) with her long tongue extended to search for nectar.


A blue banded bee, Amegilla, showing off her beautiful iridescent furry stripes. Photograph by Anne Dollin:

Blue banded bee

A blue banded bee sipping nectar from a flower. Notice the bee's pale green eyes and bold face markings. Photograph by 'Peter O':

Bluebanded bee

A blue banded bee in mid flight. She is extending her long tongue ready to sip from the next flower. Photograph kindly contributed by Daphne Gonzalvez: