Tag Archives: Blue Banded Bee – Amegilla cingulata

Pollinator Link Display – Paten Park Native Nursery

By: Michael Fox I know Backyard Bee Homes are valuable Shelter for our native bees, however, I was still amazed to a prospective tenant checking out the accommodation before I even finished up setting up the Pollinator Link Display. Pollinator … Continue reading

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Blue Banded Bee visiting Mt Gravatt backyard

By: Michael Fox Jenny sent this excellent video of a local Blue Banded Bee Amegilla cingulata visiting Blue Ginger Dichorisandra thyrsiflora growing in her Mt Gravatt backyard. Jenny said “The shrub comes up out of the ground once a year … Continue reading

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Pollinator Links spread to Queensland Parliament

By: Michael Fox “It is not often that members rise in this House to speak about butterflies … ” local member and Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts, the Hon. Ian Walker, introducing his Parliamentary Adjournment Speech … Continue reading

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Blue Banded Bee and Crane Fly up close

By: Michael Fox Macro-photography allows us to see insects in a completely new way. Why a Blue Banded Bee? Macro-photography shows the vivid blue bands that give  this special native bee its name. Australia has over 1,500 native bees most … Continue reading

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Blue Banded Bees and Variegated Fairy Wren

a A Blue Banded Bee – Amegilla cingulata getting nectar from one of our special Bottle Brush Grass Tree – Xanthorrhoea macronema. It is particularly pleasing to photograph my first Blue Banded Bee today because I am currently writing an … Continue reading

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