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Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica at Wonboyn, NSW

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Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Jan 2018
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Jan 2018
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Jan 2018
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Jan 2018
Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Jan 2018

Identification history

Ant / Bee / Wasp Lipotriches (Austronomia) australica 13 Jan 2018 KerriLee150

Author's notes

Large numbers roosting together atop rush seed head (Juncus sp.). These shots were taken mid afternoon, and the bees are returning, jostling and preening. This is a regular sight here during the Summer months. The bees have been returning to this same spot for a week now, gradually flying off each morning - although there are not many hours of the day when there are NO bees resting there. By all accounts, these are males. The reason that they group like this is unclear.

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Simosyrphus grandicornis at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Caladenia carnea at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Glyphipterix cometophora at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Venator spenceri at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2017
Venatrix australiensis at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Sep 2017
Taxeotis perlinearia at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
BRACONIDAE at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
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Austrolestes io at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Sep 2017
Exoneura sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Sep 2017
Orthodera ministralis at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Apr 2017
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Acrida conica at Wonboyn, NSW - 20 Mar 2017
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Heteronympha paradelpha at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Mar 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Feb 2017
Austroscolia soror at Wonboyn, NSW - 8 Feb 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
Geitoneura acantha at Wonboyn, NSW - 6 Jan 2017
Austroargiolestes icteromelas icteromelas at Wonboyn, NSW - 6 Jan 2017
Hemicordulia tau at Wonboyn, NSW - 29 Dec 2016
Austroagrion watsoni at Wonboyn, NSW - 29 Dec 2016
Austroagrion watsoni at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Dec 2016
Chauliognathus sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Nov 2016
Ischnura aurora at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Nov 2016
Melangyna sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Nov 2016
Pseudopantilius australis at Wonboyn, NSW - 31 Oct 2016
Argynnina cyrila at Wonboyn, NSW - 31 Oct 2016
Austrolestes psyche at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Oct 2016
Austrolestes leda at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Oct 2016
Austrolestes leda at Wonboyn, NSW - 26 Oct 2016
Orthorhinus cylindrirostris at Wonboyn, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Psednura sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Oct 2016
Venator spenceri at Wonboyn, NSW - 5 Oct 2016
Venatrix mckayi at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2016
Plecia dimidiata at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2016
Hemicordulia australiae at Wonboyn, NSW - 20 Mar 2016
Chrysolopus spectabilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Feb 2016
Glycaspis sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Heteronympha paradelpha at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Tisiphone abeona at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Sextius sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Feb 2016
Hemicordulia tau at Wonboyn, NSW - 10 Jan 2018
Litoria peronii at Wonboyn, NSW - 10 Jan 2018
Chauliognathus imperialis at Wonboyn, NSW - 10 Jan 2018
Parapalaeosepsis plebeia at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Jan 2018
Periclystus circuiter at Wonboyn, NSW - 4 Jan 2018
Haemaphysalis longicornis at Wonboyn, NSW - 24 Dec 2017
Spilosoma curvata at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Simosyrphus grandicornis at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Caladenia carnea at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Glyphipterix cometophora at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Oct 2017
Venator spenceri at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2017
Venatrix australiensis at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Sep 2017
Taxeotis perlinearia at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
BRACONIDAE at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
Argynnina cyrila at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Sep 2017
Austrolestes io at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Sep 2017
Exoneura sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 13 Sep 2017
Orthodera ministralis at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Apr 2017
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Mar 2017
Acrida conica at Wonboyn, NSW - 20 Mar 2017
Hypocysta metirius at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Mar 2017
Heteronympha paradelpha at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Mar 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 9 Feb 2017
Austroscolia soror at Wonboyn, NSW - 8 Feb 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum at Wonboyn, NSW - 7 Jan 2017
Geitoneura acantha at Wonboyn, NSW - 6 Jan 2017
Austroargiolestes icteromelas icteromelas at Wonboyn, NSW - 6 Jan 2017
Hemicordulia tau at Wonboyn, NSW - 29 Dec 2016
Austroagrion watsoni at Wonboyn, NSW - 29 Dec 2016
Austroagrion watsoni at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Dec 2016
Chauliognathus sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 18 Nov 2016
Ischnura aurora at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Nov 2016
Melangyna sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Nov 2016
Pseudopantilius australis at Wonboyn, NSW - 31 Oct 2016
Argynnina cyrila at Wonboyn, NSW - 31 Oct 2016
Austrolestes psyche at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Oct 2016
Austrolestes leda at Wonboyn, NSW - 28 Oct 2016
Austrolestes leda at Wonboyn, NSW - 26 Oct 2016
Orthorhinus cylindrirostris at Wonboyn, NSW - 24 Oct 2016
Psednura sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 16 Oct 2016
Venator spenceri at Wonboyn, NSW - 5 Oct 2016
Venatrix mckayi at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2016
Plecia dimidiata at Wonboyn, NSW - 3 Oct 2016
Hemicordulia australiae at Wonboyn, NSW - 20 Mar 2016
Chrysolopus spectabilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 27 Feb 2016
Glycaspis sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Polistes (Polistella) humilis at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Heteronympha paradelpha at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Tisiphone abeona at Wonboyn, NSW - 21 Feb 2016
Sextius sp. at Wonboyn, NSW - 15 Feb 2016

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 13 Jan 2018 Recorded on
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