Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Orchid and bees, continued

The orchid flowers without the visitors. The bumble bees shown on the previous image are easily scared away, compared to the mangangá bee, which will dive bomb me to get back to the perfume. I've never been stung by one but I'm told that they are capable of the act.

2 comments:

Wieslaw Syposz said...

Steven the bee you describe can inflict a very painful sting, but the most interesting fact about them is that they are the only ones to pollinate the Passion Fruit flower. Without them, there is no passion fruit.
Cheers,
Wes

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

What a beautiful flower. The bees would give me the creeps though.