Green-Eyed Bee

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...



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