Scientists captured photos of the honey bee-dwarfing Wallace’s giant bee (Megachile pluto) in Indonesia for the first time in nearly 40 years.
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Yes, that mantis is wearing 3D glasses.
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Episyrphus balteatus, also known as the marmalade hoverfly.
At the rose garden in Elizabeth Park in Hartford, CT.
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This shy bumblebee was happily buzzing around the azaleas until I tried to take its picture, then it picked one flower and hid in the corner until I went away. It clearly knew I was there and didn’t move, which gave me the opportunity to get a good shot of it.
In the courtyard of Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.
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