Sweat BeeWildlife in the Garden
Image details - Sweat Bee
|Category:||Wildlife in the Garden|
|Location:||Brookside Gardens, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States|
This bee was standing on the anther of a Lilium flower and the longer it stayed, the more it became clothed in the red grains of pollen.
Augochlorella aurata are commonly known as sweat bees and reach up to 7mm in length. Most of these bees are attracted to the sweat from human skin (possibly seeking salt), and will sting if provoked.