Blue Banded Bee

Amegilla cingulata

These are not hive-making bees but are solitary ones. They make individual homes in river banks, or between your house bricks in the mortar!

bee and spider

If you see these Australian natives buzzing around your brick house, check for holes in the mortar and if the holes are there, get a bricky to repoint the mortar before your house falls down! (Or maybe you could encourage the local spiders to consider a bee diet.)

blue ring bee

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