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.
Honey Bee on Canna Bird Unknown. Migrant Hoverfly (Eupeodes corollae). Family Syrphidae. Subfamily Syrphinae on Fennel Lemon Rain Thyreus on Lavender Yucca ( Front of the property). Leading you up the path. Weaver at the feeder. First Fruits Ark
Solitary Carder Bee – Afranthidium Immanthidium repetitum – visits a Lamb’s ear. Ark.
I’ve posted this shot before so I thought I’d saturate this version a bit – just for a slightly different effect. Ark Squares in September – BeckyB
Thyreus Bee. First one I’ve seen for months. And to close …. T’ra. Ark.
Male Carpenter Bee – Xylocopa caffra 15/02/18 Ark