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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Male Lasioglossum imbrex Sweat Bees settling in for the night

Male Lasioglossum bees often form aggregates to sleep at night in plants. Here, I observed about 10 individuals settling into this Echeveria pulvinata succulent.

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Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Vista, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Copyright: © Heather Broccard-Bell