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Honeybee snared by milkweed - Apis mellifera

Honeybee snared by milkweed - Apis mellifera
Shaw Nature Reserve near Gray Summit, Franklin County, Missouri, USA
August 12, 2010
After the bee freed herself, I was able to get a shot of her fore and hind legs, each with a bisaccate pollinum attached.

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Honeybee snared by milkweed - Apis mellifera Honeybee snared by milkweed - Apis mellifera close-up of honeybee tarsus with milkweed pollinium - Apis mellifera - female