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Bug of the Week: More Bees

More bee photos from the archives today.

These  are two digger bees in a flower called a prickly poppy.

Someone mentioned lately that you rarely see more than one bee per flower. I guess this flower has enough nectar and pollen to share.

Did you recognize the bee last week was a bumble bee?

How do you tell a carpenter bee from a bumble bee? Actually it is difficult to tell in the species that are yellow and black, but one clue is that a carpenter bee has a bare, shiny abdomen and the bumble bee has a fuzzy abdomen.

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