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Australian stingless micro bee At just 4 mm length and with their black colouration, these tiny bees are so small, they look like flies when visiting a plant. This is one of our native, charcoal stingless micro bees warming up on a flower bud early morning. <br />
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We have eleven species of small black stingless bees here in Australia. <br />
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Our native bees hold important roles in conserving biodiversity and ecosystem health. <br />
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Australian stingless micro bee

At just 4 mm length and with their black colouration, these tiny bees are so small, they look like flies when visiting a plant. This is one of our native, charcoal stingless micro bees warming up on a flower bud early morning.

We have eleven species of small black stingless bees here in Australia.

Our native bees hold important roles in conserving biodiversity and ecosystem health.

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  1. Great detail Ruth Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you Niel. Not easy at 4mm, luckily this one was slow moving, warming up. Posted one year ago

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"Tetragonula carbonaria" is a stingless bee, endemic to the north-east coast of Australia. The bee is known to pollinate orchid species, such as "Dendrobium lichenastrum", "D. toressae", and "D. speciosum".

Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Nov 16, 2021. Captured Nov 2, 2021 08:41 in 59 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm