Sweat Bee

Wildlife in the Garden
Sweat Bee by Jim Turner

Image details - Sweat Bee

Photographer: Jim Turner
Competition: Competition 13
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.


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