By Kathy Keatley Garvey (Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World)
So you're poking around in your garden and you see a bee on a flowering artichoke that you've never seen foraging there before.
On sunflowers, yes. On artichokes, no.
A closer look--and huge green eyes stare back at you.
Definitely not a honey bee (Apis mellifera), although its size is comparable.
This one (above) was a male long-horned sunflower bee... Read more...