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Leioproctus sp. (genus)

Plaster bee at Hazelbrook, NSW

Leioproctus sp. (genus) at Hazelbrook, NSW - 12 Aug 2023
Leioproctus sp. (genus) at Hazelbrook, NSW - 12 Aug 2023
Leioproctus sp. (genus) at Hazelbrook, NSW - 12 Aug 2023
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Identification history

Leioproctus sp. (genus) 18 Aug 2023 michael.batley
Leioproctus sp. (genus) 18 Aug 2023 SapphFire

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User's notes

There were several of these bees visiting Epacris gunnii flowers, along with at least 1 male in pursuit of the females. Warm, lightly breezy day. Area was above a hanging swamp. Leioprcotus genus is just a guess on my part.

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Location information

Species information

  • Leioproctus sp. (genus) Scientific name
  • Plaster bee Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 5 Abundance
  • 12 Aug 2023 11:34 AM Recorded on
  • SapphFire Recorded by

Additional information

  • Epacris gunnii Associated plant
  • A few females being chased by at least 1 male. Associated Insect
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • Female Gender
  • Dependent young Breeding behaviour
  • Alive / healthy Animal health
  • Feeding on nectar or pollen Insect behaviour on flower
  • True Pollinator Insect on Flower

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  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
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