Bizarre orchid bee collects perfume from Ecuadorian flower

EcuadorMegadiversoPublished: December 26, 2017Updated: December 27, 2017568 views
Published: December 26, 2017Updated: December 27, 2017

An orchid bee collects perfume from a flower called Stanhopea Florida, which are orchids that do not produce nectar to attract pollinators, but fragrances which are collected by male orchid bees (Euglossini) in order to seduce females. This video shows a bee collecting perfume with brushes on its forelegs and transferring it in flight via the middle legs to cavities on the enlarged hind legs.

From Jardín Botánico "Las Orquídeas" in Puyo, Ecuador.

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