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!
This is an Orchid Bee, Euglossa dilemma. It is a neotropical species and we first became aware of the Orchid Bee‘s presence in Florida in 2004. Since that time, it has become well established.