Blue-banded bees (Amegilla murrayensis) these native bees make a substantial contribution to the pollination of crops in Australia and can be seen in Adelaide gardens. Photo courtesy of Remko Leijs

Blue-banded bees (Amegilla murrayensis) these native bees make a substantial contribution to the pollination of crops in Australia and can be seen in Adelaide gardens. Photo courtesy of Remko Leijs

zen-so:    Fly by Paulo Latães on Fivehundredpx

zen-so: Fly by Paulo Latães on Fivehundredpx

reclining in dappled shade

reclining in dappled shade

Amegilla cingulata, commonly known as the blue banded bee, is an Australian native bee that occurs in many other regions.

Amegilla cingulata, commonly known as the blue banded bee, is an Australian native bee that occurs in many other regions.

Our Beautiful Blue Banded Bee: Macro and Still Life Photography Forum: Digital Photography Review

Our Beautiful Blue Banded Bee: Macro and Still Life Photography Forum: Digital Photography Review

Cuckoo bees include a variety of differently species that have all independently evolved the same despicable method of reproduction — just like the birds for which they’re named, these bees are brood parasites. First, a cuckoo female finds a suitable hive full of unsuspecting dupes. She will either sneak in and wait awhile to acquire the smell of the other bees, or go straight for the queen and murder her straightaway. If there’s any suspicion, cuckoo queens...

Cuckoo bees include a variety of differently species that have all independently evolved the same despicable method of reproduction — just like the birds for which they’re named, these bees are brood parasites. First, a cuckoo female finds a suitable hive full of unsuspecting dupes. She will either sneak in and wait awhile to acquire the smell of the other bees, or go straight for the queen and murder her straightaway. If there’s any suspicion, cuckoo queens...

Blue banded Bees

Blue banded Bees

Blue-banded bees (Amegilla cingulata) are native to Australia, but also occur naturally in Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Indonesia and Malaysia. Unlike other bee species, blue-banded bees are solitary insects. They typically build nests in sandstone, mud or the mortar-gaps in the brickwork of houses.

Blue-banded bees (Amegilla cingulata) are native to Australia, but also occur naturally in Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Indonesia and Malaysia. Unlike other bee species, blue-banded bees are solitary insects. They typically build nests in sandstone, mud or the mortar-gaps in the brickwork of houses.

insecte et pollen

insecte et pollen

Blue banded bee, India.  A colorful place!

Blue banded bee, India. A colorful place!

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