Orchid Bee from Guyana

Interesting bug
Location: Guyana, Wakenaam Island, Essequibo River
February 9, 2011 5:16 pm
Here it something that died in the window screen. I set it on a coconut and took this photo. Is it some kind of bee?
Signature: G. Fischer

Orchid Bee

Dear G. Fischer,
We requested assistance from Eric Eaton with this identification and here is his response:  “Daniel:  Yes, one of the orchid bees in the Euglossini tribe, or a closely-allied tribe.  Eric

Update courtesy of John Ascher
April 22, 2012
parasitic orchid bee genus Exaerete.

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