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Mating Bumblebees - Bombus impatiens - male - female

Mating Bumblebees - Bombus impatiens - Male Female
Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
September 16, 2007
These two bumblebees were mating on the edge of my rain barrel today. I have never seen bees mating before, it was pretty odd. I've posted a photo of them disengaging as well.

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Great image!
I just saw this photo for the first time today when it was used as a reference in a discussion in one of the forums. I wanted to compliment you on capturing a wonderful behavioral moment. These are the kind of images I strive to get when I'm out photographing insects.

Moved
Moved from Bumble Bees.

Bombus impatiens. The way th
Bombus impatiens. The way the male is sitting back while attached to the female is normal.

 
yes, i
agree with B. impatiens

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