Hovering Metallic Green Orchid Bee. This metallic green orchid bee always hovers in front of a person, but was captured being inquisitive.
Hovering Metallic Green Orchid Bee.
Hovering Metallic Green Orchid Bee always flies in front of a person and hovers there, probably looking at you.
It was a lucky shot to capture this bee, then she decided to investigate a boot. Flying to it and sitting on the top of a boot.
Stretching out her legs to land and one can notice her hind legs that are different to other bees.
Landed safely and you can see clearly the sets of wings and how she holds on.
A view of her magnificent color and face with eyes on the sides. The three small dots on top of her head between the large eyes are her other three eyes.
Then flew to a chair, and come up like a helicopter. The view of her face and those feelers when she landed. Lovely color to.
Amazing thorax, face and abdomen all colored with the same coloring. Those large dark oval eyes on the side of her head.
Note the hind legs with some hairs and barbs that collect the pollen, if female when she lands on flowers. To see their life cycle and habits. visit this link.
This beautiful, always hovering and watching a person. But really fast as well.
Another post about the green orchid bee.
There are so many species of bees, big and small.
Learn about them on this site, to be able to save them.
Bees are important for pollination and are the most important insect on earth. Without them we wouldn’t last a few years.
SAVE THE BEES.
I live in Palm Bay, Florida (central east coast), and have enjoyed monitoring two Hovering Green Metallic Orchard Bees. Have taken several photographs of them and their interesting choice for a hive-nest – a small, colorful wooden trailer-camper that is the top ornament on a metal wind chime. The wind chime has been decommissioned for a long while and is hanging over a peat moss bale adjacent my carport smoking chair. It is indeed exciting when the biggest of the two comes home, buzzes around my legs, at first, and eventually works her way up to hover closer and closer to my right eye. The first and largest bee arrived at my home approximately three or four months ago. I thought she was a giant Blue Fly (or Green Fly). The second, smaller bee suddenly appeared a month ago. I think they are both females. Lastly for now, I have not seen a photo that truly captures their amazing hind legs. Arm-shaped, thick, black, bristling. Most spectacular is how those two hind legs are constantly moving in a reciprocating manner (unless they are holding some tiny morsel, which I observed on one occasion).
Hi, wow that is wonderful, they seem to be so friendly and appreciate you comments.