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Neon Cuckoo Bee Photos
by Erica Siegel

Aussie Bee Homepage > New Native Bee Photos > Cuckoo Bees

Erica Siegel of Queensland kindly contributed the following spectacular photographs of the Neon Cuckoo Bee to the Aussie Bee website:

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Above: the Neon Cuckoo Bee (Thyreus nitidulus) has dazzling patches of jewel-like blue fur on its black body.

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Above: here the Neon Cuckoo Bee extends its long tongue towards a flower before landing to sip some nectar.

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Above: the wings of the Neon Cuckoo Bee are dark brown with a purplish tint.


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