Amegilla (Notomegilla) chlorocyaneaCommon name: Blue-banded Bee

Meaning of name: The meaning of Amegilla is unknown. Chlorocyanea is from the Greek word chloros, meaning green, and the Latin word cyaneus, meaning dark blue. 

Distribution: This bee has been reported from across mainland Australia.

Description: Approximately 12 millimetres long.

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References: Atlas of Living Australia  https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:7a57286a-b4e3-4f01-b0ac-e309ec03ba65

Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.

Identification courtesy of David Knowles.

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