I stepped outside onto the roof the other day and discovered a remarkably iridescent blue bee hanging out on the ‘Centennial’ kumquat tree. At first I thought it might be one of the 2000 bees in The Halictidae Family. But it’s so blue, turquoise even! Can they be blue as well as shades of green?
Then I started to wonder if it is a bee at all. I’m still not very good about discerning a hornet from a bee. Or perhaps it’s an alien. They’re already here among us, just very tiny. This perspective is most likely reinforced by watching Alien and Aliens back-to-back recently.
I’ve looked around online and in the insect books on my shelf searching for identification but have come up short. I’ve never seen anything like it!
Minutes later a large dragonfly hovered around me. Some days my garden in the sky is more wild kingdom than the one on the ground.