Friday, 22 April 2011
Blue Banded Bee
I have seen these Bee's around here before but never managed to get a pic. The way they fly is different to regular Bee's and the way they behave on plants also different. There is usually just one amongst the common bee's here and the stripes were always identified by me as white not Blue. Yesterday I saw this one clearly as blue and was able to get a good enough photo to establish its identity.
Its a native Blue banded bee.
From what I read in my identity investigation, this is a male clearly displaying 5 Blue bands.