March 26, 2011
Sweat Bee, Arizona
Photograph by Mark W. Moffett, National Geographic
This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features
With a vigorous quiver, an Arizona sweat bee "buzz pollinates" a deadly nightshade flower. Its vibrating body shakes free the golden dust that will feed the larvae back in the nest—and promise the plant's DNA a future.
Agapostemon sp. on Solanium rostratum, Arizona.
See more photographs from the March 2011 feature story "Gold Dusters."