25bee) Female Large Scissor Bee

145 GBP

Female Large Scissor Bee - Chelostoma florisomne 3x actual size. ‘Florisomne' roughly translates to 'flower sleeper' - isn't that lovely? This is because the bee forages from buttercups and in overcast weather, males can be found seemingly asleep wrapped around the stamens of the flowers. I so want to see that. Tiny vintage container, embroidery thread, wool, vintage Kamibari gold thread, beads. Thank you for your interest in this piece - all sales go to support the continuing journey of the FIFTY BEES. 25mm x 25mm x 20mm