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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Green sweat bee foraging on butterfly's milkweed.

A green sweat bee foraging on butterfly's milkweed in a restored prairie remnant near Kansas City, MO. Her tongue is extended searching for sustenance from the flower. These bees are tiny, small enough to sit on your pinky nail.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Matt Kelly