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Blue-Banded Bee

Amegilla zonata

Description:

This Blue-Banded Bee - Amegilla zonata is a bigger in size than the other Honeybees and has the distinctive blue bands on its abdomen.

Habitat:

Urban gardens

Notes:

The Melastoma flower that this Blue-banded bee is collecting pollens from is also popular with other bees and wasp as seen in Pic #2. Pic #3 shows it long retractable tongue.

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9 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 10 months ago

Thanks again, @DrNamgyal and @Daniele! :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 months ago

You made that rhyme Dr.! Nice words :-)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 10 months ago

Under the sea and above the land, you and your cameras always in the hand! Congrats Albert for another SOTW!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 10 months ago

Thanks, @Daniele for another SOTW :)

Thanks too, @Jonathan, @Mark @Jordi for your kind words and support :)

JordiPrats
JordiPrats 10 months ago

Great pic and speciment Albert!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 months ago

Superb shots. Congrats.

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 10 months ago

Felicitaciones por el SOTW.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 months ago

Congratulations Albert, your Blue-Banded Bee has been voted Spotting of the Week! Action shots with contracting colors won you the vote, together with a general interest for pollinators.

"Action and contrasting colors! Caught in flight and aiming for a melastoma flower, this Blue-Banded Bee (Amegilla zonata) has been voted Spotting of the Week. The genus Amegilla belongs to the tribe Anthophorini (digger bees), which are solitary bees which make nests in soil. Bees in the genus Amegilla are well-known pollinators of a wide range of crops. Amegilla zonata is widely distributed in southeast Asia. Visit the spotting to discover the bee's spectacular long tongue!"

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AlbertKang
AlbertKang 10 months ago

Thanks, @Daniele for the nomination.

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated Albert!

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

KL, Malaysia

Lat: 3.06, Long: 101.73

Spotted on Aug 26, 2018
Submitted on Aug 27, 2018

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