Friday, January 13, 2012

Neon cuckoo bee (Thyreus nitidulus) in Sumatra Indonesia

Photos of this Neon cuckoo bee (Thyreus nitidulus) were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. I was lucky in my first shot where this bee was still feeding on a small grass flower in my backyard, but when i took the second shot, it was almost left the scene. This beautiful blue bee is from the family of bees (Apidae) genus of Thyreus. Description: this cuckoo bee has black and blue color over its body. The upper parts of its legs are also colored blue.This bee has been reported found in Eastern part of Indonesia and Australia.

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Superfamily : Apoidea
Family: Apidae
Tribe: Melectini
Genus: Thyreus
Species: T. nitidulus
Binomial name: Thyreus nitidulus
Fabricius, 1804

Pic1&2. : Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Focal length: 209mm, F-stop:f/5.6, Exposure time:1/400 sec, ISO 400

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