25bee) Female Large Scissor Bee

195 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 project. Please contact me should you wish to consider breaking the cost down into 2 or 3 more manageable payments.

25mm x 25mm x 20mm