This is a photo of an Euglossa orchid bee. Photographed in Alajuela, Costa Rica, on 14 March 2014.
Orchid bees are important pollinators in Costa Rica.
The orchid bee of the photo was probably attracted by the beautiful flowers nearby.
Apart from the postman butterfly which I already mentioned in another blog post, these flowers also attracted other butterflies, like this zebra longwing.
Stay tuned for more on the Poas volcano, and other Costa Rica stuff!