Bum Bum Bumblebee....

William Brennan

Rockaway, United States

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Subject: Bumblebee
Location: Rockaway, NJ USA
Equipment: Nikon D3100 and Nikon 105mm Macro Lens
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Bumblebees are social insects that are characterized by black and yellow body hairs, often in bands. However, some species have orange or red on their bodies, or may be entirely black. Another obvious (but not unique) characteristic is the soft nature of the hair (long, branched setae), called pile, that covers their entire body, making them appear and feel fuzzy. They are best distinguished from similarly large, fuzzy bees by the form of the female hind leg, which is modified to form a corbicula: a shiny concave surface that is bare, but surrounded by a fringe of hairs used to transport pollen. This one had a heck of a time with this flower and really had to work to get pollen and nectar. That was good for me. =)

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