Sharing a Sunflower

By Kathy Keatley Garvey (Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World 8/30/12) 

You often see a single solitary bee on a sunflower.

Perhaps it's a sunflower bee (Svastra) or a honey bee (Apis mellifera).

But four on one? Sharing a sunflower?

Yes. 

If you look closely at the photo below, you'll see SvastaApis and a sweat bee, Halictus ligatus on the sunflower head, plus another sweat bee, Halictus triparitus, "coming in for a landing," says native pollinator...

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