Cuckoo-Orchid bees (Exaerete)

Cuckoo-Orchid bees

  • Name: Exaerete
  • Rank: genus
  • Parent ID: 416582
  • Exaerete is a genus of euglossine bees found from Mexico to northern Argentina. Like all orchid bees, they are restricted to the Neotropics. All but one species is metallic green, and they are cleptoparasites in the nests of other euglossines in the genera Eufriesea and Eulaema. It contains the following species:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exaerete

    ID: 252571