BLUE BANDED BEES (Amegilla)
Erica Siegel kindly contributed the following eye-catching photographs of Blue Banded Bees to the Aussie Bee website:
Above: a stunning shot of a Blue Banded Bee balancing on its jaws as it rests on a roost.
Above: a group of Bluebanded Bees (Amegilla) coming in to roost in the evening. Erica won second place in the 2009 Redland Photographic Competition for this wonderful image.
Above: twenty four Blue Banded Bees (Amegilla) jostling for the best roosting positions on some dry stems in the evening.
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And 'Peter O' kindly contributed these fantastic photographs that he has taken of our Blue Banded Bees:
Above: a delightful photograph of a Blue Banded Bee sipping some nectar from a flower.
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 Aussie 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':
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:
The Blue Banded Bees are around 8-13 mm long and belong to the family Apidae. They are found Australia-wide, except for Tasmania.