The distributions of euglossine bees and zygomorphic-flowered
Lecythidaceae with nectar as a reward coincide, except in Jamaica
where there are euglossines but no Lecythidaceae with this type
Upper left: Note the slit in the hind tibia of this male
of a species of Eufriesea. The bees sequester the aromas
in this slit.
Upper right: Note the long tongues of these two individuals
Lower right: Note the individual of Eulaema being
attracted to the wick impregnated with aromatic compounds held
in the left hand of the entomologist, Anthony Raw.