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Author Topic: The Tragedy of a Beautiful Blue Banded Bee  (Read 1148 times)
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« on: September 13, 2009, 05:27:27 PM »

This a Blue Banded Bee photographed in a garden in the New Territories, Hong Kong. Sadly, moments later she was stalked, captured and eaten by a mantis.

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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009, 08:48:54 AM »

Pretty cool!  Is that common?
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 06:10:43 PM »

I think it's common. I believe that this species is being used or considered for use as a greenhouse pollinator in Australia. Amazing iridescent blue bands aren't they?

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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2009, 06:19:57 PM »

Surely is a beautiful bee...that mantid is pretty cool too!
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2009, 10:18:19 AM »

Andrew, wow, wow, wow, you take such beautiful photos, what a gorgeous little gal she is.  Thank you for sharing.  Have that most awesomely wonderful day, health.  Cindi
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