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Sweat bee

Augochlora sp.

1 Species ID Suggestions

okiegirl85 7 years ago
Orchid Bee
Euglossini Euglossini

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Sckel 7 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 7 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 7 years ago

DiTrani, Sweat bee seem very small.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

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

Sckel 7 years ago

Thank you, MUSE

MUSE 7 years ago

Awesome shot ...

Sckel 7 years ago

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

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

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

Sckel 7 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 7 years ago

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

YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Amazing color and superb shots!

Sckel 7 years ago

thanks Marta. you always so kind

Sckel 7 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 7 years ago

Superb close-ups!

beaker98 7 years ago

Amazing detail Sckel! Fantastic:)

RiekoS 7 years ago

Fantastic series!

Sckel 7 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 7 years ago

thank you for ID thanks Malcolm and dan.

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

dandoucette 7 years ago

Wow! Great detail, what a cool wasp.

Sckel 7 years ago

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

Tiz 7 years ago

Girl, you rock! Another wasp masterpiece!

KdonGalay 7 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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