Euglossini sp Orchid Bee Wasp (Peru), The Orchid Bee

Item #:
Hym465
Origin:
Peru
AKA:
The Orchid Bee
Quality:
A1/Np
Size mm:
10-20mm
Price:
$10.00
These amazing bees come from South & Central America, and are famous for their bright metallic color! These bees have uniquely modified legs with "shield-like" pockets with are used to collect and store volatile compounds (usually esters) collected from orchids. These compounds are then released at sites where mating occurs. Their purpose is still a point of research for scientists around the world!

(* To ensure safe shipment specimens will be shipped wet, in alcohol)
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