Hyleoides concinna (Wasp Mimicking Bee)

Wasp Mimicking Bee. Hyleoides concinna
Mid December 2010
Seven Mile Beach
Identification thanks to Bernhard Jacobi


The bees utilise bore holes to make their brood cells.  They spin a curtain that is free in the centre, and push through it to enter and exit.  This hole was formed by a longicorn beetle.


Late January 2018
Hobart/ nipaluna

Bee building the curtain over a 40 minute period
Early January 2018

3 hours 20 minutes after the first viewing

Late January 2022
Sisters Beach
on Banksia serrata
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Late January 2022
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