Orchid bee

Description
Orchid bees are important pollinators of tropical flowers. These insects have an extremely long proboscis (straw-like tongue) which they use for sucking the nectar from flowers.
Accession Loan No.
15/1924/1
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
orchid bee
Simple Name
insect: bee
Full Name
APIDAE: Exaerete frontalis (Guérin-Méneville, 1845):
Dimensions
length 60 mm; width 60 mm
Family Group

Collection Town
Maroni
Collection Country
Guyana
Collection Area Region
South America
Collection Continent
Latin America and the Caribbean
Phylum
ARTHROPODA
Family
APIDAE
Genus
Exaerete
Species
frontalis

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