|A family of solitary bees well represented in Australia. They line their brood cells with a colourless cellophane-like material. This polyester is applied to the cell walls as a liquid using the brush-like glossa.|
Insects of Australia (Chapter 42: Hymenoptera)
CSIRO, Division of Entomology
1137pp (2 volumes), Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1999.
Wildlife of Tropical North Queensland
Editors: Michael Ryan and Chris Burwell
Queensland Museum publication, 2000