Author Gary Taylor ◦

So after waiting patiently in the one spot, sweat running down my face and stinging my eyes but I can’t wipe it out in case I scare the bee off… Oh great… now something big is crawling up my leg and I’m a shorts ‘n thongs bloke, but I hang in a bit longer… and oh yeah there we go, that’s what I was after… a big spider wasp buzzing around my testicles… 😆

Amegilla chlorocyanea - "bubbling", Western Australia © Gary Taylor
“Bubbling” Amegilla chlorocyanea © Gary Taylor

And just to cap it off I got a couple of pics of an Amegilla bubbling too! 😃

Amegilla chlorocyanea - "bubbling", Western Australia © Gary Taylor
“Bubbling” Amegilla chlorocyanea © Gary Taylor

Edited, yes there are a couple of brighter pics. The bee seemed to get comfortable with me being there, in fact I’d say a lot more comfortable than I was with a spider wasp up the leg of my shorts… Lets just say we each had our reasons for not moving. 😂 I’m just glad it wasn’t one of the big caterpillar killing wasps… she would have been stoked. “Feed the family with that one!” she cries as she carries me off to her nest…

So with a bit of time up my sleeve, I tried a bit of flash photography…

Amegilla chlorocyanea - "bubbling", Western Australia © Gary Taylor
“Bubbling” Amegilla chlorocyanea © Gary Taylor

Nyeh, turns out it wasn’t that flash… 😅

Amegilla chlorocyanea - "bubbling", Western Australia © Gary Taylor
“Bubbling” Amegilla chlorocyanea © Gary Taylor

Footnote & References

  1. Amegilla chlorocyanea – bubbling bee by Gary Taylor – for more information on how the Amegilla “bubbles”