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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Hakea microcarpa, Small-fruited Hakea.
Common Blue-Banded Bee (Amegilla cingulata)
Nests Common Blue-banded Bees are a solitary species. When the image was downloaded we found that we had captured a Blue-banded Bee approaching the flower. Unlike female Blue-banded Bees, males do not construct a nest. Amegilla bees can be found in various habitats land-uses in East Africa from lowlands and coastal lands to the highlands.
Melaleuca irbyana, Swamp Tea Tree. Amegilla bees are solitary, nest ing in burrows in the soil, soft sandstone, old mortar or even mud bricks. Common Imperial Blue Butterfly. They have also been observed visiting the blooms of Dianella, Kunzea, Melaleuca, Plectranthus and Cinulata. Different species nest in different soil types, which allows them to be present in most ecosystems in East Africa.
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Acacia covenyi, Blue Bush 2. Those area is usually an open area with tall grasses. Magnificent Spider Ordgarius sp. Eucalyptus albens, White Box. Marsilea mutica, Banded Nardoo.
Trampling by people and livestock and tilling should be managed to conserve the nesting sites of soil-nesting species cigulata as Amegilla bees. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. OpenStreetMap – Google Earth.
Acacia amegill, Snowy River Wattle. Males do not build nest and they rest on grass stem in small group, as shown in the above pictures. During flowering, farmers should manage pesticide usage carefully to avoid poisoning flower- visiting bees.
Libertia paniculata, Branching grass-flag. Calotis cuneifolia, Burr Daisy. A great way to support us is to buy the CD from us.
Blue-banded Bee – Amegilla cingulata
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Isopogon anemonifolius, Broad-leaved drumsticks. Ottelia ovalifolia, Swamp Lily. Mazus pumilio, Swamp Mazus.