Friday, November 25, 2016
Dendrobium spectabile flower visited by the large carpenter bee Xylocopa mordax
Because I live in the tropics, my orchid collection is all outside. I live in the middle of an state forest which means that insects of all sorts are plentiful (this means the place is also infested with lots of spiders). It is a common occurrence for orchids to be visited by insects. However getting a photo of pollinators is not necessarily easy, as most visits are over in seconds. I was lucky enough to catch this large carpenter bee in flagrante delicto.