- Web 800x533px 28.22cm x 18.8cm@72dpi
- HQ 5184x3456px 43.89cm x 29.3cm@300dpi
Rare picture of a Blue Banded Bees (Amegilla) approaching a flower of Salvia chamaedryoides (indigo Blue). The speed and unpredictable movement on the bees make it really hard to catch them in mid flight. These bees (mostly 8-13 mm long), with glittering stripes of blue or whitish hair across their black abdomens.The females build nests in shallow burrows in the ground but they may also nest in mudbrick houses or in soft mortar.