Orchid Bee from Mexico

Subject: ID of Cancun bee Location: Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico December 31, 2016 12:51 pm I took these pictures on 12/28 at about 8:30 AM in Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico, just south of Cancun. I thought it was some species of bumble bee, but have not been able to identify it through on-line … Read more

Orchid Bee Query

Subject: Orchid bee? Location: Royal palm beach florida March 11, 2014 1:21 pm I believe is orchid bee, do not have pic of actual bee, have had over a year now. he is quite interesting Signature: Toni Dear Toni, We are presuming that you attached two images of a bird house because the creature in … Read more

Orchid Bee

Subject: sweat bee or mason bee Location: SW Florida January 5, 2014 8:41 pm Just wondering if this is a sweat bee our a mason bee. Sighted in sw florida 1/5/14. Size of a honeybee. Hovered like a hummingbird. Blue in the light, green in the shade. Solo, friendly, gentle! Signature: Stacey Hi Stacey, This … Read more

Orchid Bee from Panama with Pollinarium

Subject: Bee Location: Chiriqui Panama, Central America July 12, 2013 12:12 pm This bee has a strange ”backpack” on it’s back and , in addition to a ”normal” bee tongue-tube, it appears to lower and extend it’s lower mandible and some pinkish ”baleen” comes out. What is this bee and what is the story with … Read more

Green Orchid Bee

Subject: Bee Fly? Location: Plantation FL September 24, 2012 12:41 pm Photographed this bug in my south Florida back yard. It was really attracted to my basil plant. Is it a bee or a Fly? Signature: Laura Hi Laura, We first reported on Green Orchid Bees, Euglossa dilemma, in Florida in 2004, and that posting … Read more

Orchid Bee

Subject: Metallic Green fly with Silver pincers Location: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua July 8, 2012 2:37 pm Hello Bugman! I rescued this fly from my pool yesterday & have been trying to find out what it is… As you can see it’s very shiny green & where the ”mouth” is, it has pretty big … Read more