The female Chequered Cuckoo Bee (Thyreus caeruleopunctatus) seeks out the burrow nests of the Blue-banded Bee (Amegilla cingulata), and lays an egg into a partly completed brood cell while it is unguarded. The same characteristics of the Cuckoo Birds in Australia!
The Chequered Cuckoo Bee is similar to the Neon Cuckoo Bee but can be distinguished its spots on its back. The Neon Cuckoo Bee has stripes.
Very exciting find thanks to Miss 8 - always great to add a new species to the list! Happy with the photos considering the lense I had on the camera and the distance.