This is a bumble bee. I’ve seen bumble bees before. It is actually a bit smaller than the bee I saw the other day (Giant Bee Getting Pollen Shower from Passionfruit). Here is honey bee visiting the same passionfruit flower.
This bee was as big as the flower! It could barely fit under the passionfruit flower pollen shower head. And it was just coated with yellow powder. (Compare the size of this bee to the one pictured here: This is How a Bee Approaches a Passionfruit Flower.) Here is a side view of these pollen […]
A passionfruit flower looks like an alien landing pad (see Passionfruit Flowers). As a human, it was hard for me to look away from these unbelievable constructions. The bee, pictured below, also seemed hypnotized. The flower led it, via the purple-to-white-to-deep purple spokes, to its center. A central stalk suspends shower head-looking appendages containing pollen. […]
I spied this wonderful egg-like fruit in the vine that has overtaken a small tree in the area between the sidewalk and the curb. The color changes seamlessly from blue-green to yellow, at its south pole. There were many flowers and other fruits on this massive creeper, which I will show in subsequent posts.