Sighting

Laurence Sanders 22 Feb 2019

roosting blue banded bees

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Sighted 21 Feb 2019

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  • Roch Desmier de Chenon 24 February 2019
    Amegilla Zonamegilla pulchra
    (species)
    Taxonomy: Animalia: Arthropoda: Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae: Amegilla Zonamegilla: pulchra
    Common Names: Bees, Apids, Blue-banded bee
    Roch Desmier de Chenon says

    Hi Laurence Saunders, it is Zonamegilla pulchra (Smith). You have taken several times this species in your place. But you were may be confused to see two bees different. It is because above on the stem it is a male and down the female of Z. pulchra. It is amazing to see on the same stem the male and the female sleeping together nearby. Interesting observations for additional better knowledge of these bees while roosting. Congratulations.

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