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Two Bees, Two Sizes

Two Bees

When a sweat bee and a honey bee share the same flower, the size difference is quite distinct.We took this photo of a honey bee on a rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora) blossom.  Above it stood a tiny female sweat bee (probably Halictus tripartitus,...

Two Bees
Two Bees

A HONEY BEE and a sweat bee share the same flower, a rock purslane. The sweat bee is probably Halictus tripartitus, according to native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 7:25 PM
 
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