Amegilla bees are a group of native bee species that do not produce honey but are important pollinators of crops and wild plants. Amegilla bees are not. Blue-banded Bee – Amegilla cingulata. Family ANTHOPHORIDAE. This page contains pictures and information about Blue-banded Bees that. Blue-banded Bee (Amegilla cingulata). One of our reasons for establishing a native garden is to establish a haven for wildlife. This includes birds, reptiles.

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They are one of the native bees that gather pollen by Buzz Pollination.

Callistemon phoeniceus, Lesser Bottlebrush. Melaleuca bracteata, Black Tea Tree.

Solanum aviculare, Kangaroo Apple. Rhodanthe anthemoides, Chamomile Sunray. Many amehilla bees including honey bees rarely perform buzz pollination and will be less able to get the pollen of buzz pollinated plants on to their bodies, and thus cross pollinate.

Amegilla bees are a group of native bee species that do not produce honey but are important pollinators of crops and wild plants. T hey have a mild sting that is much less painful than that of a honey bee.


In addition, KARI is collaborating with other stakeholders to ensure in situ conservation and management of bees for pollination purposes.

Eremophila polyclada, Flowering Lignum. Magnificent Spider Ordgarius sp.

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Acacia calamifolia, Reed-leaf Wattle. Kunzea ambigua, White Kunzea. They appear to be more rapid in movement than other bees. Lambertia formosa, Mountain Devil. Melaleuca nodosa, Prickly-leaved Paperbark. They can be very cingulara, too.

To encourage their visit, you may grow more blue flowers in your garden.

Common Blue-Banded Bee (Amegilla cingulata)

Micromyrtus ciliata, Fringed heath-myrtle. Michener CD The social behaviour of the bees. Cingulaga Lizard Tiliqua scincoides. Unlike female Blue-banded Bees, males do not construct a nest. Members of the Solanaceae family require anther vibration for pollen release. Lomandra multiflora sub species multiflora.

Thelychiton Dendrobium kingianum, Pink Rock Orchid. Many native bees have pouches on their rear legs that are used for pollen collection.

Isopogon formosus, Rose Cone-flower. Eucalyptus lansdowneana, Crimson Mallee. Glycine tabacina, the Glycine Pea. However, there is need for a thorough survey of the Amegilla bees in the region to give more accurate information on the number of species in these countries and their distributions. Australian Native Bee Research Centre. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.


Views View Edit History. Unlike honey beesit has pale opalescent blue stripes on its abdomen. Graptophyllum excelsum, Scarlet Fuchsia, Native Fuchsia. Eucalyptus curtisii, Plunkett Mallee. Blue-banded Bees are also noticeably louder in flight. Processional Caterpillars Ochrogaster lunifer.

Common Imperial Blue Butterfly. Blue-banded Bees are able to vibrate anthers.

Blue-banded Bee – Amegilla cingulata

Potamogeton tricarinatus, Floating Pondweed. Eucalyptus gregsoniana, Wolgan Snow Gum. Retrieved from ” https: The occupancies will move a bit to give some space for the new comers. Eucalyptus crenulata, Buxton Gum. This would improve our knowledge of their distribution in the region.

Green and Gold Amegjlla Bee.