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Neon cuckoo bee, Thyreus nitidulus looking for nectar on the Chinese Violet Weed flower, Asystasia gangetica  Neon cuckoo bee,Thyreus nitidulus Click/tap to enlarge

Neon cuckoo bee, Thyreus nitidulus looking for nectar on the Chinese Violet Weed flower, Asystasia gangetica

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''Thyreus nitidulus'', commonly known as the neon cuckoo bee, is a parasitic bee of the genus ''Thyreus'', called cuckoo bees. It is a stocky bee, notable for its brilliant metallic blue- and black-banded colors.

Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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Uploaded Nov 22, 2020. Captured Nov 3, 2020 08:21.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • f/20.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm