Ultra-rare metallic blue bee spotted for first time in years in Florida.
Researchers in Florida have spotted a rare bee that has been missing for so long, it was feared to be extinct. The Blue Calamintha Bee was spotted on March 9 by a researcher from a Florida museum. It was the first time one has been seen since 2016.
The shiny little blue bee was observed on a flower “rubbing its head on the top portion of the flower”. This sort of behavior is unusual for most bees but a common characteristic of the blue calamintha bee. It has unusual facial hairs that it uses to collect pollen.
Sources: USA Today