Green Leioproctus Bee
Golden Tail Hairless Bee

Green Leioproctus Bee - Leioproctus sp.

Family Colletidae, Colletine

This page contains pictures and information about Green Leioproctus Bees that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia. 
Body length 15mm
Leioproctus Bees is  native bees in Australia. They are short tongue bees feed on shallow flowers, particularly eucalypts and their relatives. They are solitary, i.e., each female build nest by herself and not share with others. 
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This bee is metallic green in colour.   

1. Native Bees of the Sydney region, a field guide - Anne Dollin, Michael Batley, Martyn Robinson & Brian Faulkner, Australian Native Bee Research Centre. P25.

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Last updated: June 11, 2012.