Faces of Bees, Flies and Friends: Photos

Discovery News  March 7, 2014

WILD COLORADO BEE
The U.S. Geological Survey is posting photos of insects on its Flickr page, offering a macro look at this hidden world.

This wild bee (Hoplitis fulgida), a female from Grand Tetons National Park, was collected as part of a study of climate change. Most species in this genus are black , but a few, like this one, are as the Latin in name implies, glittering jewels.

Sam Droege/USGS  
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