- Colletid Bees are short tongue bees. They burrow in ground, especially in
clayey soil. Some of them are hairy.
- Colletid Bee
- ? sp., subfamily Euryglossinae, body length 20mm
- We took those pictures in Karawatha Forest in mid summer. There was a small
sand dam to stop the rain washing the dirt to the footpath. There were quite a
number of wasps digging hole there. They flying back and forwards, chasing
each other, digging holes and walking in and out of the holes. They favour the
small dam could be because the sand were loose there.
- Their body is brown in colour. On their abdomen there is the white pattern
which makes their waist look narrow. Although they have a waist but which is
not narrow as most of other wasps or bees.
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 995.
- 2. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, Angus
& Robertson, Ltd, Sydney, 1926, p302.
- 3. Colletid sp. Colletidae - Insects of Townsville, by Graeme Cocks,
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