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Sweat bee

Augochlora sp.

1 Species ID Suggestions

okiegirl85 10 years ago
Orchid Bee
Euglossini Euglossini

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Sckel 10 years ago

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.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 10 years ago

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

Sckel 10 years ago

DiTrani, Sweat bee seem very small.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 10 years ago

Hi Sckel. This is not an Orchid bee, its a Sweat bee, probably Augochlora genus

Sckel 10 years ago

Thank you, MUSE

MUSE 10 years ago

Awesome shot ...

Sckel 10 years ago

Because of insects or feijoada? Hehe You will be very welcome. Thanks, friend. :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

Such a nice spotting Sckel! I My dream location would be Brazil if ever i visit :)

Sckel 10 years ago

Thanks, Yuko. Thanks, Lauren. There is another green bee like this with almost red abdomen. But no luck to make a picture.

LaurenZarate 10 years ago

Love this! I never saw one with green and gold together.

YukoChartraw 10 years ago

Amazing color and superb shots!

Sckel 10 years ago

thanks Marta. you always so kind

Sckel 10 years ago

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.

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Superb close-ups!

beaker98 10 years ago

Amazing detail Sckel! Fantastic:)

RiekoS 10 years ago

Fantastic series!

Sckel 10 years ago

Ok, Malcolm.

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.

Sckel 10 years ago

thank you for ID thanks Malcolm and dan.

Bees are usually hairy, wasps usually are not, esp. the legs.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 10 years ago

Wow! Great detail, what a cool wasp.

Sckel 10 years ago

thanks, catwoman. is not wasp, is a small green bee. ;) thanks KdonGalay

Tiz 10 years ago

Girl, you rock! Another wasp masterpiece!

KdonGalay 10 years ago

pic 2 is stunning

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Cariacica, ES, Brazil

Spotted on Aug 22, 2013
Submitted on Aug 22, 2013

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