What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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

Orchid Bee

Orchid Bee

Hi Stacey,
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.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Florida

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