Friday, May 23, 2008
The smell of orchids
I used to refer to this insect as "one more big bee", but thinking about it again, I don't think it's a bee at all. There's an indigenous name the local people use, but I don't remember it. People here describe the insect as "brava", which means that it's a mean son-of-a-gun. If that's true, I lucked out because I took many pictures of it hoping that I might get at least one decent image. It really appreciates the sweet smell of a catasetum orchid, that's for sure.