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Orchid-Bee

Euglossa sp

Description:

A nice, metallic green bee, collecting waxes on a Aspasia orchid, this kind of bee is consider to be solitary, they are hard to find except if you find some kinds of flowers, usually orchids in bloom; the may collect fragrances to attract a couple , as well as waxes to build their small nests.

Habitat:

Rainforest, open areas close to gardens as well.

Notes:

Orchids my not produce nectar, but special fragances to atracct possible pollinators.

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Jonathan Sequeira
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Jonathan Sequeira

Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Nov 26, 2019
Submitted on Apr 24, 2020

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