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."

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