Teddy Bear Bees

Teddy Bear Bees

Amegilla

Big, super cute, well-rounded and fluffy, they’re often mistaken for a Bumble Bee (but there are no Bumble Bees on mainland Australia). A solitary bee, 7-15mm long, the females lay their eggs in several cells at the end of a 10cm long burrow dug into soil, earth and creek banks. The males can often be found hanging out on plant stalks overnight. These bees are also buzz pollinators and make a distinctive hum as they fly about.

Image of Teddy Bear Bee by Bob Luttrell

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