Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school



Length: ~0.8cm Season : Winter season Time : 5:30pm 15Dec2021 Frequency : Very Rare Life stage : Adult


Spotted inside the car parking very close to open abandoned area with lot of plants.


Some species of Honey bee. (Dead specimen)

1 Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

m.prasad.369 4 months ago

Hi Ornithoptera80, Thank you for the ID suggestion! :)

Just few clarifications :

1. It's abdomen is not as bright reddish as shown in the reference link. The spotting has brownish red abdomen. I have observed this spotting few times. It has been exactly same color as in pics.

2. There are only 2 white bands on the abdomen (1st band is between brownish red area and black area. 2nd bank is inside the black area).

Are these differences because of variations (specific to Indian sub-continent) shown in Apis florea?

Spotted by

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Dec 15, 2021
Submitted on Dec 15, 2021

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team