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This page contains pictures and information about Gold-barred Nomia Bees that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 10mm 
We sometimes find this Gold-barred Nomia Bee resting on grass during summer evening. 
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Its thorax and head are hairy. The abdomen is white and black colour striped. There is the bright orange spot on the tip of abdomen. 
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This bee build nest in holes of hardwood timber, include man-made drilled holes. The entrance is usually sealed with solid resin plug. They provision their brood with pollen and nectar.
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We recognized this bee by its forewing vein. Forewings have three sub-marginal cells. The 1st and 3rd sub-marginal cells equal in length, with much shorter 2nd sub-marginal cell.. They have pollen-carrying scopa on hind legs and bottom of abdomen.

1. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
2. Native Bees of the Sydney region, a field guide - Anne Dollin, Michael Batley, Martyn Robinson & Brian Faulkner, Australian Native Bee Research Centre. P46.

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Last updated: June 17, 2012.