Info on small holes in the ground

Submitted: Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 12:31
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Just wondering if anyone can tell me what sort of critter makes these holes? spotted these up around the Lake Giles area in WA

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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 12:35

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 12:35
Ant maybe?
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Reply By: Rainman WA - Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 13:46

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 13:46
Possibly Dawsons Burrowing Bee, they build their burrows close together in clay pans resulting in something similar to that shown in the picture.
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Reply By: Keith H7 - Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 13:51

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 13:51
Rainman seems correct .... Dawsons Burrowing Bee. Google "Dawsons Burrowing Bee" Images and have a llok.
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Reply By: Ross M - Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 16:08

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 16:08
It is a flying thing, because if it was an ant the outer sides of the cone would be trampled and smoothed, whereas these holes are only smoothed by contact from above and seem to be fanned on the upper surfaces only, outer sides left as the grains fell and remain untouched.

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Reply By: Member - Cozzie (WA) - Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 16:24

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 16:24
Well I'll be buggered a Bee!! Thanks for the replies it had me intrigued.

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Follow Up By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 05:45

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 05:45
And isn't this a wonderful resource! To find out such a thing so easily! We get bees burrowing into the ground here too but they make a different sort of hole. Cheers
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