Leaf-cutter Bees, Resin Bees. Distinguishable by their large head. The scopa is beneath the abdomen rather than on the legs. Some are parasitic on the nests of other megachilids. Some excavate fresh burrows while others utilize pre-existing burrows.


Coelioxys sp. GC1   Megachile mystaceana Megachile sp.



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Insects of Australia (Chapter 42: Hymenoptera)

I.D. Naumann

CSIRO, Division of Entomology

1137pp (2 volumes), Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1999.

Page 995


Wildlife of Tropical North Queensland

Editors: Michael Ryan and Chris Burwell

Queensland Museum publication, 2000