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glxman Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Mon 07-Jan-13 11:12 AM
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"Fascinating wasp "
Mon 07-Jan-13 11:13 AM by glxman

South Australia, AU
          

Hi Guys,
Have been experiencing a bit of a "heat wave" over our way,
Temperature has been ranging from 106F to 111F
This heat has started to affect our pergola timber and produced some sap to "leak" from the timber posts
A wasp has taken a lot of interest in this sap?
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Seajay Registered since 29th Mar 2007Mon 07-Jan-13 10:58 PM
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Probably gathering propolis for gumming the nest together though it does look like a species of burrowing bee. Bee proplis is used in medicine. You may well get other species visiting you can photograph. Nice shots and thank you for posting them

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glxman Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Mon 07-Jan-13 11:19 PM
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Thank You Colin,
My insect ID is not good, some wasps around here are quite aggressive so I kept my distance, your right, does look like a bee
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Gary

  

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TEITZY Silver Member Awarded for the continuous and generous sharing of his high level expertise and his always encouraging comments, most notably in the macro and sports forums. Nikonian since 14th Mar 2007Thu 17-Jan-13 10:12 PM
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Yes looks like a bee to me. Possibly the Nomia species.

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glxman Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Thu 17-Jan-13 10:27 PM
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Thu 17-Jan-13 10:30 PM by glxman

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Hi Leigh,
The local guys there think it is an indigenous leafcutter bee,
Still waiting on confirmation from the Australian museum

The bee is still returning on warm days, (41C yesterday), tried to get a different angle but missed the exposure, have new batteries now, will see what happens
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Gary

  

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