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Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus

Metallic Green Carpenter Bee at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point

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

Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus 11 Dec 2018 CharlesDove

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4 comments

   14 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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Leptospermum continentale (Prickly Teatree) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 15 Apr 2020 by NicholasdeJong Stigmodera macularia (Macularia jewel beetle) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 7 Nov 2019 by Marg Stigmodera macularia (Macularia jewel beetle) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 6 Nov 2019 by Charles Dove Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 6 Nov 2019 by Charles Dove Hypocysta metirius (Brown Ringlet) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 6 Sep 2019 by Charles Dove Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 23 Jul 2019 by Charles Dove Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 23 Jul 2019 by Charles Dove Eupoecila australasiae (Fiddler Beetle) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 8 Dec 2018 by Charles Dove Thysanotus sp. at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 2 Dec 2018 by Charles Dove Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 2 Oct 2018 by CharlesDove Amegilla sp. (Blue-banded Bee) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 26 Dec 2017 by Charles Dove Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 14 Aug 2017 by Charles Dove Hybanthus vernonii subsp. vernonii (Erect Violet) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 7 Aug 2017 by CharlesDove Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 11 Jan 2017 by Charles Dove Schoenus ericetorum (Heathy Bog-sedge) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 12 Sep 2016 by Nicholas de Jong Grevillea linearifolia (Linear Leaf Grevillea) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 12 Sep 2016 by NicholasdeJong Hypocysta metirius (Brown Ringlet) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 26 Oct 2015 by Charles Dove Tisiphone abeona (Varied Swordgrass Brown) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 25 Oct 2015 by Charles Dove Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 2 May 2015 by CharlesDove Sphaerolobium minus (Globe-pea) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 16 Dec 2014 by NicholasdeJong Leptospermum trinervium (Paperbark Teatree) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 1 Nov 2014 by NicholasdeJong
Leptospermum continentale (Prickly Teatree) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 15 Apr 2020 by NicholasdeJong
Stigmodera macularia (Macularia jewel beetle) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 7 Nov 2019 by Marg
Stigmodera macularia (Macularia jewel beetle) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 6 Nov 2019 by Charles Dove
Heteronympha merope (Common Brown) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 6 Nov 2019 by Charles Dove
Hypocysta metirius (Brown Ringlet) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 6 Sep 2019 by Charles Dove
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 23 Jul 2019 by Charles Dove
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 23 Jul 2019 by Charles Dove
Eupoecila australasiae (Fiddler Beetle) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 8 Dec 2018 by Charles Dove
Thysanotus sp. at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 2 Dec 2018 by Charles Dove
Acanthiza lineata (Striated Thornbill) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 2 Oct 2018 by CharlesDove
Amegilla sp. (Blue-banded Bee) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 26 Dec 2017 by Charles Dove
Cacomantis flabelliformis (Fan-tailed Cuckoo) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 14 Aug 2017 by Charles Dove
Hybanthus vernonii subsp. vernonii (Erect Violet) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 7 Aug 2017 by CharlesDove
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 11 Jan 2017 by Charles Dove
Schoenus ericetorum (Heathy Bog-sedge) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 12 Sep 2016 by Nicholas de Jong
Grevillea linearifolia (Linear Leaf Grevillea) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 12 Sep 2016 by NicholasdeJong
Hypocysta metirius (Brown Ringlet) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 26 Oct 2015 by Charles Dove
Tisiphone abeona (Varied Swordgrass Brown) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 25 Oct 2015 by Charles Dove
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 2 May 2015 by CharlesDove
Sphaerolobium minus (Globe-pea) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 16 Dec 2014 by NicholasdeJong
Leptospermum trinervium (Paperbark Teatree) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 1 Nov 2014 by NicholasdeJong

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Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 8 Dec 2018 12:00 AM Recorded on
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