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Hi, Juan DiTrani. Oh, sorry for not seeing your comment. I don't quite understand the differences. But I trust what you say. I'll edit. Thank you very much.
Hi Sckel. Orchid bees (and the rest of Apinae subfamily bees) have spoon-like structures on the hind legs for collecting pollen. In this bee, those structures are absent, instead it have long hairs (specially on the first leg segment) for collecting pollen. Here's one example of an orchid bee collecting pollen in the hind legs structures http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/108...
DiTrani, Sweat bee seem very small.
Hi Sckel. This is not an Orchid bee, its a Sweat bee, probably Augochlora genus
Thank you, MUSE
Awesome shot ...
Because of insects or feijoada? Hehe You will be very welcome. Thanks, friend. :)
Such a nice spotting Sckel! I My dream location would be Brazil if ever i visit :)
Thanks, Yuko. Thanks, Lauren. There is another green bee like this with almost red abdomen. But no luck to make a picture.
Love this! I never saw one with green and gold together.
Amazing color and superb shots!
thanks Marta. you always so kind
Thanks Riekos & beaker. This bee sat down on the sheet and moved his probóscide, continuous movements. I'm still intrigued by this transparent part near the jaw. My friend said it's a flower mucilage. Seems to be missing a part of your head.
Amazing detail Sckel! Fantastic:)
For info, Euglossini should not be in the scientific name field as that is reserved for Genus + Species. We have asked for another field to be made available for higher order names, in the meantime they should go in the description or notes. Where the Genus and Species is not known the scientific name field should be left blank so that the spotting still shows on the "Needs ID" list, as it is not fully identified until we know them. Thanks for your understanding.
thank you for ID okiegirl85.mm thanks Malcolm and dan.
Bees are usually hairy, wasps usually are not, esp. the legs.
Wow! Great detail, what a cool wasp.
thanks, catwoman. is not wasp, is a small green bee. ;) thanks KdonGalay
Girl, you rock! Another wasp masterpiece!
pic 2 is stunning
Spotted on Aug 22, 2013 Submitted on Aug 22, 2013
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