This butterfly was “held hostage” so to speak inside my screen room while the door was left ajar and was trying to get his food supplement from the flowers and orchids from my patio. I was able to get him happily out in the wild.
The bumble bee is the most common type of bee with around 250 different species of the bumble bee found around the world.
Despite the fact that the bumble bee can be found in many countries, it is indigenous to the Northern Hemisphere, breeding more successfully in the more temperate climates.
The bumble bee is best known for having a sting on it’s tail, which the bumble bee uses to protect itself from danger. Once the bumble bee has stung something with it’s sting, the sting breaks off and the bumble bee generally dies. Despite common belief, not every bumble bee has a sting, in fact the male bumble bees (known as drones) do not have a sting at all. Only the female bumble bee has a sting on it’s tail.