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FAMILY APIDAE
tetragonula stingless native bee Stingless Social Bees
Tetragonula (previously Trigona) and Austroplebeia
xylocopa carpenter bee Great Carpenter Bees
Xylocopa
Lestis carpenter native bee Metallic Green Carpenter Bees
Xylocopa (Lestis)
exoneura reed bee Reed Bees
Exoneura
thyreus cuckoo bee Cuckoo Bees
(that prey on Blue Banded Bees)
Thyreus
thyreus cuckoo bee Cuckoo Bees
(that prey on Teddy Bear Bees)
Thyreus
Amegilla bluebanded bee Blue Banded Bees
Amegilla
Amegilla teddy bear bee Teddy Bear Bee
Amegilla (Asaropoda)
dawsons burrowing bees by Linda Rogan Dawson's Burrowing Bees
Amegilla dawsoni
 
FAMILY MEGACHILIDAE
megachile leafcutter bee Leafcutter Bees
Megachile
resin bee sealing nest Resin Bees
Megachile (previously Chalicodoma)
Coelioxys cuckoo bee Cuckoo Bees
(that prey on Leafcutters)
Coelioxys
   
FAMILY HALICTIDAE
lasioglossum native bee Lasioglossum Bees
Lasioglossum
homalictus bee Homalictus Bees
Homalictus
nomia bees on roost Nomia and Lipotriches Bees
Nomia and Lipotriches
   
FAMILY COLLETIDAE
Hyleoides wasp mimic bee Wasp Mimic Bees
Hyleoides concinna
Hylaeus masked bee Masked Bees
Hylaeus
hylaeus Banksia bee Banksia Bees
Hylaeus alcyoneus
minute quasihesma native bee World's Smallest Bees
Euryglossina (Quasihesma)
leioproctus bee Leioproctus Bees
Leioproctus

Image Credits:
-- Stingless Bee, Great Carpenter Bee, Neon Cuckoo Bee, Leafcutter Bee and Coelioxys Cuckoo Bee by Peter O.;
-- Dawson's Burrowing Bee by Linda Rogan;
-- Blue Banded Bee, Masked Bee by Erica Siegel;
-- Banksia Bee by Michael Batley.


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