I was really excited to discover some of these attractive looking bees on a cassia shrub near the house recently. I walked past it one day and I could hear an intermittent buzzing sound. On closer inspection, I found these incredible blue banded bees among the blooms.
It’s a very striking looking insect, you’d definitely notice it, with its iridescent blue stripes across its black abdomen and being 12mm in size.
Since I had never seen one of these bees before (except for other people’s photos), I did some research on the internet and came up with some interesting information about them.
The blue banded bee, amegilla cingulata, is a native bee to Australia. It is found everywhere in the country with the exception of Northern Territory and Tasmania.
The blue banded bee is a solitary bee, and they are not aggressive although they can sting.
It’s also easy…
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