Teddy bear bees: The gentle giants of the Australian ecosystem
Teddy bear bees (Amegilla bombiformis) are one of the most beloved native bees in Australia. They are large, fluffy bees with a distinctive orange-brown coat. Teddy bear bees are important pollinators, and they play a vital role in the Australian ecosystem.
What are teddy bear bees?
Teddy bear bees are solitary bees, which means that they do not live in hives. Instead, each female bee builds her own nest. Teddy bear bees typically build their nests in burrows in the ground or in banks. The nest is made of mud and lined with leaves and grass.
Teddy bear bees are pollen feeders. They collect pollen from flowers and use it to feed their larvae. Teddy bear bees are particularly attracted to flowers that are blue or purple in color.
Where are teddy bear bees found?
Teddy bear bees are found in all parts of Australia, except for Tasmania. They are most common in eastern Australia, but they can also be found in the west and north of the country.
What should I do if I see a teddy bear bee?
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