Pretty little sweat bee

I’m pretty sure this is a male Halictus rubicundus…he’s on a greater willowherb flower (Epilobium hirsutum).

Halictus rubicundus
Halictus rubicundus
Pretty face
Halictus rubicundus
You can see how big the Epilobium pollen grains are on his back.

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12 thoughts on “Pretty little sweat bee

  1. I wondered if you meant ‘sweet bee’, but no – sweat bees exist… “the common name comes from their known attraction to perspiration”, says Wiki. But animals? Humans even? What an odd choice for a flower-loving creature… RH

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