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Domino Cuckoo Bee

Thyreus sp.

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NOTE : all the legs of the fly are in the air ......

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17 Comments

This is one new style every kung fu master must explore.

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Thank you Joshua :)

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

Very nice Atul!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

indeed .. i was unaware of these facts until i read the blog ... really interesting one .

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 9 years ago

It is fascinating that the bee is sleeping like that. I see he is holding on with his mandibles, like the Orchid bees do, although those are not suspended in mid-air. It really seems like an excessive stress on his mandibles and he is also very exposed. Very peculiar.

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

@ Lauren ... this cuckoo bees are homeless bees... meaning these bees do not build webs ...and also are Kleptoparasites .so this is a resting position of the bee :)
here is an informative blog http://davidavid.blogspot.in/2006/07/mor...

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 9 years ago

WHAT is it doing....?

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Thank you Dipika :)

Dipika Kalaria
Dipika Kalaria 9 years ago

superb..

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Thanks for the info Satyen:)

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Wow! What an amazing act, maybe it was sleeping ( http://www.abundantnature.com/2012/05/cu... ). I just researched for cuckoo bees and wiki says they are called so because "The term cuckoo bee is used for a variety of different bee lineages which have evolved the kleptoparasitic habit of laying their eggs in the nests of other bees, reminiscent of the behavior of cuckoo birds."

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Thank you so much Nuwan :)

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Thank you :)

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Thank you ramyavajapeyam :)
martin need your help with this one :)

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Thank you Adarsha :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Wonderful capture...loved the designs in second photo....

Atul
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