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Identify a native bee

Answer the questions below to identify any bee found in Australia, as far as practicable at this stage of DIscoverBees. This identification page will be expanded and improved as the project proceeds.


Hint: the ? icon to the left of each question will provide guidance and help to understand the question.

You can read more about bees and their morphology and characteristics, to help with using this key, here.


Is your bee a male or female?

My bee is a male (it has 13 antennal segments and seven visible tergites)

My bee is a female (it has 12 antennal segments and six visible tergites)