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Eulaema Orchid bee

Eulaema sp


Orchids compensate their pollinators with food, such as nectar (not all of them) hairy formations that insects may eat , waxes, oils, resins or fragrances that can be used to make small nests or attract a mate, the picture shows some waxes on the legs that this wonderful Eulaema will use to prepare a small nest.




The Orchid is a Gongora unicolor, a threatened species.

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Jonathan Sequeira
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Jonathan Sequeira

Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Apr 3, 2019
Submitted on Apr 24, 2020

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