From my series Bringing on Spring with Spring 1
Buzz Pollination for this Carpenter bee gorging himself on abundant pollen.
« From time to time carpenter bees are quite ingenious in their foraging for nectar. On flowers such as salvias, penstemons, and other long, tubular flowers the carpenter bee, due to its large size, is unable to enter the flower opening. Instead they become nectar robbers. Using their mouthparts they cut a slit at the base of corolla and steal away with the nectar without having pollinated the flower” USDA
Series: Bringing on Spring
Title: Spring 1
Medium: Photography with filter