Nomia Bee

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Nomia BeeFamily: Halictidae
Genus: Nomia
Common names: Nomia Bee
ALA reference

Most Australian native bees, of which there are over a thousand species, are solitary like this Nomia bee with its brightly striped abdomen. The female builds her nest in either the ground or rotting wood where she lays her eggs and cares for her larvae. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to track the bee when it flew off. I had hoped that I might be able to find where the bee was nesting (assuming that this is a female).

(October 2010)