Hymenoptera: Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies - Alex Wild Photography
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Apis mellifera

Apis mellifera

A honey bee (Apis mellifera) gathers nectar from a prairie milkweed (Asclepias sulivantii). Although honey bees are introduced to North America, they can serve as pollinators for native flowers. Urbana, Illinois, USA

Asclepias sullivantiiPrairie milkweedpollinationnative plants