Australian Bees - James Dorey
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~36 Species from the one tree over a few days.

During early October, there was a tree flowering outside my house (Melaleuca linariifolia). Over a period of a few days, I managed to catch ~36 different native bee species on that one flowering tree, that is not including the multitudes of flies, beetles, true bugs and other insect species I saw and caught! If you are thinking of getting a flowering tree in your garden, why not consider a native? Bee Aware Brisbane (www.facebook.com/pages/Bee-Aware-Brisbane/107974596042728) asked if I could put this photo together, and while it took a few weeks, here it is!! Size varies from 3mm to 15mm. Some of these individuals are M & F of the same species, and one turned out to be a wasp

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