Subject: Possibly a wasp?
Location: Melbourne Victoria Australia
January 25, 2014 12:57 am
Saw this on my bush in my garden, at first i thought it was a group of seeds, until i looked closer, just wondering what they were, and if they were anything to worry about.
Location: Australia, Melhourne, Eastern Suburbs
Season: Second Month Summer
Sorry if the photos are not great, very bright day so was hard to get one that wasnt overexposed a little
This is a Bachelor Party of male Longhorned Bees in the tribe Eucerni, but we are not certain of the species. Male Bees do not sting, so they pose no threat to you. You can see similar images of Bachelor Parties from North America in our archives.
Update: February 5, 2014
We got a comment that these might be male Green and Gold Nomia Bees, Lipotriches australica, a type of Sweat Bee that also exhibits this Bachelor Party behavior in Australia.