The Rediscovery of the Cloaked Bee

In the tablelands of North Eastern Queensland, the native bee species P. lactiferus (pron.: lack-TI-fer-us) – commonly referred to as the Cloaked Bee – has been rediscovered. The last time it was seen was 100 years ago. The rediscovery highlights how little we actually know about our native bee populations.

James B. Dorey, is a wildlife photographer and PhD candidate at Flinders University – he’s the man responsible for this discovery and he joined us to talk about this amazing find.

Image Credit: James B. Dorey

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