Critter Mix

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OP John K Veteran Member • Posts: 8,562
Re: Critter Mix

richj20 wrote:

Very impressive technique!

Do you know the species of sweat bee? Perhaps one whose distribution includes your area.




Not sure cause it's difficult to find someone familiar with the critters in this area. To add insult to injury I have at least three distinct species. All of them look very similar and only really varying in size. Here's one of the smaller ones: There wasn't enough wind so this Sweat Bee felt me grab onto the stem of the Sourgrass Flower that it was foraging in and climbed to the top of it to investigate. But when it did it was facing away from me. So I carefully turned the flower so that the critter was facing the camera. Gotta be gentle, cause I didn't want to spook the bee into taking off and I didn't want to damage the flower. I managed to get the shot and leave the both the critter and the Sourgrass unharmed.

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