Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Tetragonula mellipes (Friese, 1898)




Northern Territory, Western Australia

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NT, WA: Arnhem Coast (ARC), Arnhem Plateau (ARP), Central Arnhem (CA), Central Kimberley (CK), Central Ranges (CR), Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Dampierland (DL), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Northern Kimberley (NK), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Sturt Plateau (STU), Tanami (TAN), Victoria Bonaparte (VB)

Ecological Descriptors

Adult: mellivore, volant.

Extra Ecological Information

Social insects, living in large colonies, with female reproductive and worker castes, nests of wax and resin with irregualry arranged brrod combs in tree trunks, stone wall or wooden wall.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
29-Aug-2012 ADDED