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This endemic bee from Madeira Islands Archipelago, was flying from flower to flower, in a beautiful and sunny summer day at Calheta, Madeira Island, Portugal.
Spotted on a small wall garden, near some wild vegetation, on a cliff at more than 400m of altitude.
"Amegilla maderae (Apidae) is an interesting endemism of the Madeiran Islands archipelago. It is one of the most abundant bees in gardens, maybe being active all year round. It is a super-generalist pollinator visiting many plant species, e.g. Echium candicans, E. nervosum, E. plantagineum (Boraginaceae), Brassica sp., Cakile maritima (Brassicaceae), Galactites tomentosa, Cichorium endivia (Asteraceae), and Agapanthus praecox (Liliaceae)." - in "Terrestrial Artrhropods of Macaronesia - Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution - 1st edition, 2010 - Editors Artur R. M. Serrano, Paulo A. V. Borges, Mário Boieiro and Pedro Oromí - Sociedade Portuguesa de Entomologia". Photos taken wijth a Fujifilm FinePix S7000.
Spotted on Aug 27, 2012
Submitted on Jun 27, 2013
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