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Andrenid  bee collecting pollen
14-APR-2009 Christine Hanrahan

Andrenid bee collecting pollen

Fletcher Wildlife Garden. This is a solitary bee, meaning it does not nest in colonies the way honey bees do. It is, however, found in large aggregations, but each female has her own nest chamber which she stocks with the pollen she is collecting here from willows. These are important pollinators.

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Don03-Dec-2014 20:33
Seems to be collecting more on its hairs than with its mouth parts!
Guest 18-Feb-2011 21:36
Wonderful macro Christine!
Claudia
Jan Søgaard15-Apr-2010 17:39
Wonderful picture, my mom think so too. Vote
Kat23-Apr-2009 12:45
Great shot -V-
Janet Forjan-Freedman22-Apr-2009 00:40
Lovely!
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