Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Blue banded bee in Indonesia (Amegilla cingulata )

Photo of this blue banded bee (Amegilla cingulata ) was taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This beautiful bee is from the family of bees (Apidae) genus of Amegilla. Description: this blue banded bee has  iridescent blue on black bands all over the abdomen. The thorax is hairy in brown color. This bee makes a relatively loud buzzing sound as it flies.

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Superfamily : Apoidea
Family: Apidae
Tribe: Anthophorini
Genus: Amegilla
Species: A.Cingulata
Binomial name: Amegilla Cingulata
Fabricius, 1775

Pic1. : Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Focal length: 209mm, F-stop:f/5.6, Exposure time:1/1000 sec, ISO 400
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