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Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus

Metallic Green Carpenter Bee

This striking species is the largest bee in southern Australia. It has largely disappeared from Victoria and is rarely sighted in southern NSW. The bees require old, dead banksia or grass tree spikes for nesting, and they require access to flowers for food. 

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Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Mogo State Forest - 23 Oct 2019 by PeterA Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Bawley Point, NSW - 6 Jan 2019 by splivingston@optusnet.com.au Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 7 Dec 2018 by Charles Dove Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Undefined - 27 Sep 2018 by Charles Dove Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Undefined - 2 Oct 2017 by Charles Dove Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Kings Point, NSW - 8 Dec 2016 by Charles Dove Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Booderee National Park - 19 Nov 2016 by christinemrigg Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at North Nowra, NSW - 28 Oct 2015 by Mike Leggett
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Mogo State Forest - 23 Oct 2019 by PeterA
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Bawley Point, NSW - 6 Jan 2019 by splivingston@optusnet.com.au
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 7 Dec 2018 by Charles Dove
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Undefined - 27 Sep 2018 by Charles Dove
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Undefined - 2 Oct 2017 by Charles Dove
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Kings Point, NSW - 8 Dec 2016 by Charles Dove
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at Booderee National Park - 19 Nov 2016 by christinemrigg
Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus (Metallic Green Carpenter Bee) at North Nowra, NSW - 28 Oct 2015 by Mike Leggett

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Metallic Green Carpenter Bee - female - Ulladulla
Metallic Green Carpenter Bee - male - Ulladulla
Metallic Green Carpenter Bee - female - Ulladulla

Species information

  • Xylocopa (Lestis) aeratus Scientific name
  • Metallic Green Carpenter Bee Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 17.4720503195698m to 30m Recorded at altitude

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