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Why Beauty Is in the Eye of the Bee-Holder

A crabronid wasp or beewolf foraging on a pineapple sea lily (Eryngium horridum) at the Morningsun Herb Farm, Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Irish novelist Margaret Wolfe Hungerford was right. In Molly Bawn, published in 1878, Hungerford wrote "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," meaning that our perception of beauty is subjective. Beauty is also in the eye of the bee-holder, that is, a...

A crabronid wasp or beewolf foraging on a pineapple sea lily (Eryngium horridum) at the Morningsun Herb Farm, Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crabronid wasp or beewolf foraging on a pineapple sea lily (Eryngium horridum) at the Morningsun Herb Farm, Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crabronid wasp or beewolf foraging on a pineapple sea lily (Eryngium horridum) at the Morningsun Herb Farm, Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beewolves prey on honey bees, but in this case, both the beewolf and the honey bee are intent on foraging for nectar. At the top is a third insect: a mordellid beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Beewolves prey on honey bees, but in this case, both the beewolf and the honey bee are intent on foraging for nectar. At the top is a third insect: a mordellid beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beewolves prey on honey bees, but in this case, both the beewolf and the honey bee are intent on foraging for nectar. At the top is a third insect: a mordellid beetle. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Well, hello there! The beewolf eyes the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Well, hello there! The beewolf eyes the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Well, hello there! The beewolf eyes the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

See ya! The beewolf turns away from the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
See ya! The beewolf turns away from the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

See ya! The beewolf turns away from the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

 
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