Boy teddy bear bees doing what boy teddy bear bees do. At night, males of Amegilla (Asaropoda) bombiformis roost on lower twigs or stems of shrubs, clinging on with their mandibles. Sometimes five or more can be seen attached in a snug row. Males of many solitary bee species snuggle up and roost in groups like this at night. Teddy bear bees are close relatives of blue banded bees. The males of both species roost in the same way, and the females of both have similar soil nests. Also like blue banded bees, teddy bear bees are common garden visitors, and are also 'buzz pollinators'.
These are a collection of posts that have appeared on the Bee Aware Brisbane Facebook page over the last couple of years.