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Blue Banded Bee Photos
by David Pastern

Aussie Bee Homepage > New Native Bee Photos > Blue Banded Bees

These incredibly detailed close-up photographs of blue banded bees (Amegilla) were kindly contributed to Aussie Bee by David Pastern:

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Above: blue banded bees roost at night by grasping a stem with their jaws. As this charming photo by David Pastern shows, a blue banded bee can easily balance its whole body on its jaws!

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Above: David took this photograph very early one morning, after an overnight shower. You can see a few droplets of rain still clinging to the bee's fur and eye - like miniature lenses.

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Above: an extraordinary image of a blue banded bee in the early dawn light.

blue banded bee

Above: an incredibly close-up portrait of a blue banded bee. Look very closely and you can see the hundreds of tiny lenses in its compound eye.

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