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Waterlogged honey bee trail in beach sand - Apis mellifera

Waterlogged honey bee trail in beach sand - Apis mellifera
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
February 8, 2012
Size: trail 1 - 1.5 cm wide
I previously posted a couple of images of what I guessed might be the trail of a waterlogged honey bee (Apis mellifera) in wet beach sand. See:



I mentioned in the discussion there that I'd seen this fairly often during walks on the beach, and would keep my eyes open for another one with an actual bee at the end of the trail. Today I found a few during a low-tide walk along the beach.

This image shows a closeup of bee #1, and the attached image shows its trail. Here are links to the second bee (and trail) that I also photographed:


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The main problem with linking images of different individuals is that some anonymous editor who is a stickler for the rules will unlink them without letting you know that he or she has done so, leaving others wondering what other images you were referring to--as has evidently happened here. To avoid this, it's best to cross-reference the images with thumbnail links as you did here with the older ones.

You might also want to add a new comment to the original image saying that you've added these new ones, so that people involved in that discussion will see them (editing old comments or image remarks doesn't generate an email notification).

 
Ah, thanks.
I'll act on both those suggestions (cross linking the new images with thumbnails in the description, and adding a comment to the previous discussion to trigger notification).

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