Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sobralia callosa, visited by a local carpenter bee Xylocopa mordax

Because I live in the middle of a forest, when my orchid bloom they are sometimes visited by local birds and insects in search of nectar or pollen.  It is rare that I have the opportunity to take a photo of these visits.  The bee dislodged the pollen from the flowers but didn't take it.  The capenter bees, such as the one in the photo are important pollinators in the forest.

1 comment:

Linda said...

Beautiful photos!