For those interested in the bees.
I was watching the bees and butterflies mob my Evodia tree (or Tedradium daniellii, depending on what you want to call it). At the same time I noticed clouds of tiny flies around the flowers. I had never noticed such numbers of tiny flies being attracted to my other “pollinator attractive” plants.
I managed to get close to some of the flowers on the lower branches and look closer at the “flies”.
I was horrified to see on closer inspection that they were tiny bees that I had mistaken for flies. I measured the Evodia’s petal and it is between 4-5 mm., so that gives you an indication of how small these bees are.
I have already posted about Carpenter bees in France.
I can imagine these big but harmless bees terrifying tourists from northern Europe as they relax in the garden of their holiday home and experience these bees…
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