Contact | Blog | Project Noah Facebook | Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Blue-Banded Bee

Amegilla zonata


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


Urban gardens


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.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


AlbertKang a year ago

Thanks again, @DrNamgyal and @Daniele! :)

DanielePralong a year ago

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

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a year ago

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

AlbertKang a year ago

Thanks, @Daniele for another SOTW :)

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

JordiPrats a year ago

Great pic and speciment Albert!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Superb shots. Congrats.

Felicitaciones por el SOTW.

DanielePralong a year 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!"



AlbertKang a year ago

Thanks, @Daniele for the nomination.

DanielePralong a year 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!

Spotted by

KL, Malaysia

Lat: 3.06, Long: 101.73

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

Related Spottings

Blue banded bee Bee Blue Banded Bee Blue-banded Bee

Nearby Spottings

Blue-tailed Bee-eaters Shorthorned Grasshoppers Spotting Dusky Leaf Monkey