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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Halictid Bee takes shelter in a flower.

There were a bunch of these flowers, and each one seemed to contain a halictid, or sweat bee, ready to defend their shelter.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Copyright: © David Lamb