Tuesday, February 23, 2016

This Blue Neon Cuckoo Bee is a Real Thing and they are assholes.

Friggin' Jerks

via reddit > http://www.bellingenbees.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/blue-banded-bee.jpg
So Yes, This is not a photoshop - It's a real insect.
They call it the Blue Neon Cuckoo Bee.

Apparently these guys are asshole parasites, though.
They burrow into the den of another type of blue bee called Blue Banded Bees... pic below:

Awwww look at him! So cute <3
source : http://www.bellingenbees.org.au/about/what-bee-is-that/

So the Cuckoo Bee lays eggs in the Sweet little Blue Banded Bee's nest when no one is looking and then when the little bastard hatches it eats all the Baby Blue Banded Bee's food. Jerks!

But they both look  pretty cool!
And that's what I learned today! :)

Wiki on the Asshole Blue Cuckoo Bee > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thyreus_nitidulus
Wiki on the Cute Little Blue Banded Bee > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amegilla_cingulata

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