A little Megachile bee roosts [sleeps] in arid Central Australia.
Palaeorhiza (Cnemidorhiza) parallela F
Nomia (Hoplonomia) rubroviridis M
Megachile apicata male
This male took a bit to get a good ID on, because he has unusual lobed antennae, which are not present in most other specimens! It required a closer look and a particular camera angle to be sure of an ID.
Tetragonula carbonaria worker
Tetragonula carbonaria queen
Amphylaeus morosus Female
A. morosus ranges from Victoria all the way up to QLD, not occuring far beyond the great sandy national park.
Amphylaeus morosus F in nest
These bees will nest in some species of grass tree and one species of tree fern (cyathea australis), in the old and discarded fronds
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