Sunday, March 10, 2013

A Weekend Drink

Green Orchid Bee
Green orchid bees are a species of bright green bees that are found in tropic and subtropic regions of North, Central, and South America. They are especially attracted to orchids, which is how they got their name, where they often collect scented oils. Although they are not very large, smaller then a honey bee, They have long tongues which enable them to get at the nectar in long flowers like the one above. The green orchid bee is not native to any place in the United States but they have recently begun to expand north into southern Florida, where I took this picture, and other parts of the deep south.


5 comments:

Lea said...

Great Macro!
Happy Macro Monday!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Gowri Saligram said...

Wonderful shot!

Liza said...

Perfect timing! Have a fabulous week.

Liz (mlc)
Liz (yacb)

Nana Tee said...

It always amazes me how hairy the little creatures are. Great shot.

Norma Ruttan said...

the bee looks like a gem with its iridescent color! quite breathtaking.