Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bumble Bee on Celosia Bloom

Celosia - Amaranth Family. Also Cockscomb and Wooly
Flower. These red flowers have been blooming since August
and are just beginng to wind down. They are popular with
butterflies and bees which are currently swarming around them.

Bumble bees - Family Apodea, Genus Bomba These bumble
bees collect pollen in baskets of stiff hairs on their hind feet.
Their lip forms a long tube for sucking nectar from flowers
which is converted to honey in the bee's digestive tract.

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