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Ant / Bee / WaspXylocopa (Lestis) aeratus

Metallic Green Carpenter Bee at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point

Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 8 Dec 2018

Identification history

Ant / Bee / Wasp Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus 13 Dec 2018 Paul Whitington
Ant / Bee / Wasp Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus 11 Dec 2018 Charles Dove

4 comments

   13 Dec 2018
A great sighting, Charles! Species in this genus have disappeared from much of their former range.
   14 Dec 2018
Have still been seeing them only on odd occasions and seem to like the tick bush
   14 Dec 2018
That’s an interesting observation, Charles. Terry Houston comments in a 1992 paper that very few observations have been made on the feeding preferences of this genus, but notes that X. aeratus was seen visiting Leucopogon and Leptospermum flowers on Kangaroo Island.
   14 Dec 2018
I suppose it comes down what thy prefer in that area is

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Nearby Sightings

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Genoplesium sp. (Midge orchid) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 1 Aug 2019 Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 24 Jul 2019 Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 24 Jul 2019 Eupoecila australasiae (Fiddler Beetle) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 9 Dec 2018 Blandfordia nobilis (Christmas Bells) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 8 Dec 2018 Thysanotus sp. at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 3 Dec 2018 Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 3 Oct 2018 Blandfordia nobilis (Christmas Bells) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 1 Jan 2018 Amegilla sp. (Blue-banded Bee) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 27 Dec 2017 Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 15 Aug 2017 Glossodia major (Wax-lip Orchid) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 9 Aug 2017 Hybanthus vernonii subsp. vernonii (Erect Violet) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 8 Aug 2017 Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 12 Jan 2017 Schoenus ericetorum (Heathy Bog-sedge) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 12 Sep 2016 Grevillea linearifolia (Linear Leaf Grevillea) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 12 Sep 2016 Hypocysta metirius (Brown Ringlet) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 27 Oct 2015 Tisiphone abeona (Varied Swordgrass Brown) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 26 Oct 2015 Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 3 May 2015 Sphaerolobium minus (Globe-pea) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 17 Dec 2014 Leptospermum trinervium (Paperbark Teatree) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 1 Nov 2014
Genoplesium sp. (Midge orchid) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 1 Aug 2019
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 24 Jul 2019
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 24 Jul 2019
Eupoecila australasiae (Fiddler Beetle) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 9 Dec 2018
Blandfordia nobilis (Christmas Bells) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 8 Dec 2018
Thysanotus sp. at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 3 Dec 2018
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 3 Oct 2018
Blandfordia nobilis (Christmas Bells) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 1 Jan 2018
Amegilla sp. (Blue-banded Bee) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 27 Dec 2017
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 15 Aug 2017
Glossodia major (Wax-lip Orchid) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 9 Aug 2017
Hybanthus vernonii subsp. vernonii (Erect Violet) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 8 Aug 2017
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 12 Jan 2017
Schoenus ericetorum (Heathy Bog-sedge) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 12 Sep 2016
Grevillea linearifolia (Linear Leaf Grevillea) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 12 Sep 2016
Hypocysta metirius (Brown Ringlet) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 27 Oct 2015
Tisiphone abeona (Varied Swordgrass Brown) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 26 Oct 2015
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 3 May 2015
Sphaerolobium minus (Globe-pea) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 17 Dec 2014
Leptospermum trinervium (Paperbark Teatree) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 1 Nov 2014

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 8 Dec 2018 Recorded on
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