Hylaeinae (subfamily)

1 Masked bee, Hylaeine bee at Braemar, NSW

Hylaeinae (subfamily) at Braemar, NSW - 25 Sep 2021
Hylaeinae (subfamily) at Braemar, NSW - 25 Sep 2021
Hylaeinae (subfamily) at Braemar, NSW - 25 Sep 2021
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Hylaeinae (subfamily) 8 Jul 2024 Curiosity
Hylaeus (Hylaeorhiza) nubilosus 6 Jul 2024 michael.batley

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5 comments

   6 Jul 2024
Apologies. I removed the original suggestion accidentally. In confirming the identity I assumed the face markings had been seen as there are other possibilities with the same appearance from above.
Curiosity wrote:
   6 Jul 2024
Hi @michael.batley . Thanks for your comment. I took these photos a few years ago when I first began seeing native bees in the garden. At that time, I wasn't aware of the various species with similar appearances. I will look up the original photos and see if there are any with facial markings.
Curiosity wrote:
   8 Jul 2024
Sorry, @michael.batley, I have no photos of the facial markings. The grevillea was very low growing, so I doubt I had a good view of the face. I've added one more photo - no face but a bit more detail of an antenna. Do the images have enough info to ID genus?
   8 Jul 2024
Unfortunately not. It could be Hylaeus, Amphylaeus or even Meroglossa.
Curiosity wrote:
   8 Jul 2024
ok - I'll ID it as Hylaeinae (subfamily). Thanks so much for your help.

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 25 Sep 2021 12:40 PM Recorded on
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  • on a low-growing grevillea hybrid in garden Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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