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Green Sweat Bee on Purple Milkweed, Huntley Meadows, VA
Close-up of a tiny green gold sweat bee (Augochlorella aurata) trying to get nectar from newly opened purple milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens) flowers, Huntley Meadows Park, Alexandria, Virginia. This bee completely laid out on its back in an attempt to get at the nectar in this young flower. Sweat bees may play an important role as pollinators.
- © 2010 Whimbrel Nature Photography / Elijah Goodwin
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