Amegilla bee visits a plectranthus neochilus by the pond this morning. Ark.
Thyreus Bee parks off for an afternoon snooze. The bee secures itself ( in this case to Lavender) using its mouth parts. Ark
Thyreus Bee When these solitary bees want to take a break for a few minutes they latch on to a plant of their choice using their mouth parts and doze off. They remain in this horizontal position until they are ready to buzz off again. Ark
It looks like a Thyreus (Cuckoo Bee), but it isn’t. It has different eyes and a pointed rear as opposed to a more rounded bum like the Thyreus. Thyreus resting on Lavender Hmmm …. I wonder what this bee mimic is? Ark. EDIT: Someone on S.A. Butterflies, Bugs, Bees and other small things, has … More Bee-ing there … or not!
Male Carpenter Bee. 29/1/19 Ark.
Solitary Carder Bee – Afranthidium Immanthidium repetitum – visits a Lamb’s ear. Ark.
Thyreus Bee. First one I’ve seen for months. And to close …. T’ra. Ark.
Male Carpenter Bee – Xylocopa caffra 15/02/18 Ark
27th January Honey bee about to make a pit stop on a Cosmos flower. ( Crab spider waits) 18th March. Carder Bee – Afranthidium Immanthidium repetitum. 26th January. Front and Back view of Thyreus (Cuckoo Bee) asleep on Geranium. They maintain this position by attaching themselves to the plant stem using their mouth parts where … More Photographic Review 2017 – Bee-ing there.
Last year I came across a Thyreus Bee (Cuckoo Bee) asleep on a Pelargonium. They use their mouth parts to grip whatever plant they choose and seem quite happy balancing in this fashion. They tuck their legs underneath themselves and proceed to have forty winks. I noticed another Thyreus having a late afternoon nap, only … More What’s the Buzz?
There are numerous bee species and it is disappointing I have only managed to photograph a few. Look after the ones in your garden. Ark
One for the workers. Honey Bee & Gazania. Ark.