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Blue Banded Bee

Amegilla cingulata

Description:

A small distinctive bee with blue, sometimes green bands on its abdomen, depending on the lighting. The thorax is hairy rust brown.

Habitat:

Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 1000m.

Notes:

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.

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15 Comments

sunnyjosef
sunnyjosef 6 years ago

Great spotting. Congrats.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulations!great shot!

Congratulations on the SotD !

Awesome shot folicallychalled,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

medusasnakes123
medusasnakes123 6 years ago

awesome!

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 6 years ago

Amazing! Great photo. There are very similar bees in CA where I used to live that would pollinate flowers and then retreat to a burrow.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD.

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 6 years ago

Thanks Beaker :)

beaker98
beaker98 6 years ago

Cingrats on SOTD! This is a spectacular shot!

Yasser
Yasser 6 years ago

Dave, no worries and my apologies for the annoyance! I'll look up your email now and send you a reply. Thanks for your patience and congrats again!

folicallychalled
folicallychalled 6 years ago

Thankyou so much Yasser, to be picked for SOTD is a privilage indeed.

However, I am unable to upload anything today, which is must unfortunate, as I have a beauty all ready to go. I have reported the problem on the contacts page and by email, but no response as yet - frustrating.

Hopefully the problem can be remedied very soon and I can delete this comment from the records.

Dave

Yasser
Yasser 6 years ago

Congratulations! This sensational snapshot is our Spotting of the Day! Thank you for the patience and persistence that we all know went into getting this perfect shot. Congrats again and we can't wait to see what you share next.

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folicallychalled
folicallychalled 6 years ago

Thanks Venus and Jason - sometimes you just get lucky :)

Dave

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Awesome

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 6 years ago

wow, just amazing!

folicallychalled
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Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Jan 8, 2015
Submitted on Jan 9, 2015

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