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Neon cuckoo bee

Thyreus nitidulus


Thyreus nitidulus, commonly known as the neon cuckoo bee, is a parasitic bee of the genus Thyreus, called cuckoo bees. It is a stocky bee, notable for its brilliant metallic blue- and black-banded colors.


Captured using mobile camera from my garden.

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MichaelS a year ago

Hi RamsankarSR, incredible bee spotting! A warm welcome to Project Noah!

SukanyaDatta a year ago

Welcome to Project Noah, RamsankarSR. I corrected the category for you. As Neil Ross has pointed out all insects belong to Arthropoda.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

Beautiful first spotting, RamsankarSR. What an amazing bee that is! I've never seen the species before. Welcome to the site, and I hope you enjoy it. Also, bees are arthropods, so you may wish to change the category from other.

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Kerala, India

Spotted on Jun 15, 2020
Submitted on Jun 15, 2020

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