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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Native Green Bee (Andrena ilicis)

This lovely native bee was buzzing around the blooms of a flowering tree in Travis County, Texas. 

native green bee (Andrena ilicis)

native green bee (Andrena ilicis)

Notice this older worker (below), covered in pollen and with tattered wings, as she approaches the end of her useful life.



Tammie Lee said...

This critter and your captures of them is miraculous!

OregonWild said...

Thanks for the nice comment Tammie. The green bees are among my favorites.


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