A small distinctive bee with blue, sometimes green bands on its abdomen, depending on the lighting. The thorax is hairy rust brown.
Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 1000m.
Extremely fast, skilled fliers, emitting a loud high pitched sound that can be unnerving if they pass close by. They rarely stay still for more than a second when feeding, making them difficult to photograph. The hover motionless while feeding, which ironically makes in-flight shots a possibility, but it is a numbers game.