Bug Shots

A closer look at insect photography

Stingless Bee

Posted by Darren on August 30, 2010

Here’s a few shots of a small native stingless bee which from all my research appears to be Trigona carbonaria, though I am not completely certain. I often see these small bees buzzing around bright flowers and finally managed to get a few shots.  They are really quite small (approx 5- 6 mm) and can be easily disturbed if you get too close.  I wasn’t actually sure what these small insects were at first until I managed to get a few close ups.  I’ll definitely keep my eyes open for more of these little bees in the future.

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One Response to “Stingless Bee”

  1. The close up is fantastic. It is really something to see such detail on these creatures. Fantastic!

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