Of the 1,600 Australian Native Bees the Neon Cuckoo Bee is one of the most attractive. Image taken near the billabong on Sportsman creek wildlife refuge today. The absence of legs was puzzling until I noticed it held onto the Blady grass with its jaws. “This bee does not make its own nest but lays in the nest of the Blue-banded Bee”.
Reference; http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_bees/Neon Cuckoo Bee.htm